HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU REALLY NEED?


Sleep needs change as we age and are often determined by lifestyle and health. The amount of sleep each of us needs falls on a spectrum, and it’s important to consider what lifestyle factors are affecting the quality and quantity of your sleep. Here’s a look at how much sleep we need at each stage of life:
 

 

NEWBORN: 14-17 HOURS

 

(0 to 3 months old)1
1. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2015, from http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

 

INFANT: 12-15 HOURS

 

(4 to 11 months old)1
1. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2015, from http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

 

TODDLER: 11-14 HOURS

 

(1 to 2 years old)1
1. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2015, from http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

 

PRE-SCHOOL: 10-13 HOURS

 

(3 to 5 years old)1
1. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2015, from http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

 

SCHOOL AGE: 9-11 HOURS

 

(6 to 13 years old)1
1. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2015, from http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

 

TEENS: 8-10 HOURS

 

(14 to 17 years old)1
1. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2015, from http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

 

YOUNG ADULT: 7-9 HOURS

 

(18 to 25 years old)1
1. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2015, from http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

 

ADULT: 7-9 HOURS

 

(26 to 64 years old)1
1. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2015, from http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

 

OLDER ADULT: 7-8 HOURS

 

(more than 65 years old)1
1. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2015, from http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

HOW MUCH SLEEP DO
YOU REALLY NEED?

 

 

Sleep needs change as we age and are often determined by lifestyle and health. The amount of sleep each of us needs falls on a spectrum, and it’s important to consider what lifestyle factors are affecting the quality and quantity of your sleep. Here’s a look at how much sleep we need at each stage of life:

 

1. How Much Sleep Do We Really Need? (n.d.). Retrieved May 28, 2015, from
http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need