How much sleep do you get per night? Is it enough?
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Not getting a good night’s rest can be damaging to one’s physical and mental health, even more so when a lack of sleep is consistent night-after-night.
In terms of how much sleep we need, the National Sleep Foundation breaks down the recommended number of sleep hours by age:
- Newborn (zero to three months): 14 to 17 hours
- Infant (four to 11 months) 12 to 15 hours
- Toddler (one to two years old): 11 to 14 hours
- Pre-school (three to five years old): 10 to 13 hours
- School age (six to 13 years old): nine to 11 hours
- Teenager (14 to 17 years old): eight to 10 hours
- Young adult (18 to 25 years old): seven to nine hours
- Adult (26 to 64 years old): seven to nine hours
- Older adult (over 65 years old): seven to eight hours