Starting Sunday, July 29 @ 11:59 PM, until Sunday, August 05 11:59 PM  your challenge is to ...

Get 7 to 9 hours of sleep



In this week's challenge you must get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. The benefits of sleep impact nearly every area of daily life. While it may be obvious that sleep is beneficial, most people don't realize how much sleep they need and why it is so important. Your body manages and requires sleep in much the same way that it regulates the need for eating, drinking, and breathing.

Sleep Requirements by Age
Age Hours of sleep
Newborns 14-17
Infants 12-15
Toddlers 11-14
Pre-schoolers 10-13
School-aged children 9-11
Teens 7-9
Young Adults 8-10
Adults 7-9
Seniors 7-9



Benefits of sleeping 7-9 hours a day.
You'll have better health, lower risk of injury, better mood, better weight control, clearer thinking, better memory, stronger immunity. Sleep helps to repair your body, sleep reduces stress, poor sleep is linked to depression, and lack of sleep affects emotions and social interactions.


Suggested Reading
9 Reasons To Sleep More - Learn more here.
10 Reasons Why Good Sleep is Important - Learn more here.
How Does 7 to 8 Hours of Sleep Affect Your Body? - Learn more here.
How Much Sleep Do You Need - Learn more here.
This challenge was closed on 8/5/2018


3  members have accepted this challenge.
2  members have completed this challenge.

Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
Geeta H Khona 
Hemant v. V Gandhi 

The Weekly Health Challenge is a self-audited program designed to motivate the JCSC Wellness participants in reducing BMI on a weekly basis.

How it works:
1. Each week there will be a new health challenge. You can accept the challenge by accepting the pledge for each challenge. You can only accept a challenge from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

2. At the end of the week, you can declare if you have completed the challenge. You can only mark a challenge as completed from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

3. Every week, the participants that complete the challenge will be recognized on this page.


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