How Much Sleep Do I Need?

How much sleep you need changes as you age.

Newborn 0–3 months 14–17 hours (National Sleep Foundation)
No recommendation (American Academy of Sleep Medicine)2
Infant 4–12 months12–16 hours per 24 hours (including naps)
Toddler 1–2 years11–14 hours per 24 hours (including naps)
Preschool 3–5 years10–13 hours per 24 hours (including naps)
School Age 6–12 years9–12 hours per 24 hours
Teen 13–18 years8–10 hours per 24 hours
18–60 years7 or more hours per night
61–64 years7–9 hours
65 years and older7–8 hours

Although the amount of sleep you get each day is important, other aspects of your sleep also contribute to your health and well-being. Good sleep quality is also essential. Signs of poor sleep quality include not feeling rested even after getting enough sleep, repeatedly waking up during the night, and experiencing symptoms of sleep disorders (such as snoring or gasping for air). Improving sleep quality may be helped by better sleep habits or being diagnosed and treated for any sleep disorder you may have.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

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