Sleep needs vary by person. My family knows when I haven’t had enough sleep, my mood is affected (think crabby) and it is noticeable to everyone. Dealing with busy schedules, a love of caffeinated drinks and getting the proper amount of sleep can be difficult. Knowing what is recommended for an infant or a teenager can help you determine if your family is getting a proper amount of sleep.
Here are some overall recommendations that should help us figure out about how much sleep each of us need.
Newborns (0-3 months) – 14 to 17 hours
Infants (4 -11 months)- 12 to 15 hours
Preschoolers (3-5 years)- 10 to 13 hours
School Aged Children (6-13 years)- 9 to 11 hours
Teenagers ( 14-17 years)- 8 to 10 hours
Young Adults (18-25 years)- 7 to 9 hours
Adults (26-64 years)- 7 to 9 hours
Older Adults (65+ years)- 7 to 8 hours
The National Sleep Foundation conducted a scientific study to update the sleep recommendation guidelines looking at sleep study data from 2004 to 2014. These recommendations are for healthy individuals.
- 1Individuals who deviate far from the recommended ranges may be exhibiting signs of health problems.
- 2These guidelines are appropriate for health and well-being.
- 3Actual sleep time is typically less than time in bed.
Sufficient sleep duration requirements vary across the lifespan and from person to person.
Read the full article here: http://www.sleephealthjournal.org/article/S2352-7218%2815%2900015-7/fulltext
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