Are You Getting The Right Amount Of Sleep

How much sleep do you need?

“… Sufficient sleep is not a luxury—it is a necessity—and should be thought of as a vital sign of good health.”
Wayne H. Giles, MD, MS, Director,
Division of Adult and Community Health,
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Photo: A infant sleepingInfants

  • Birth–2 months need 12–18 hours
  • 3–11 months need 14–15 hours

Photo: A toddler sleepingToddlers/Children

  • 1–3 years need 12–14 hours
  • 3–5 years old need 11–13 hours
  • 5–10 years old need 10–11 hours

Photo: A teen sleeping in bedAdolescents

  • 10-17 years need 8.5–9.5 hours

Photo: A man sleeping in bedAdults

  • need 7–9 hours

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