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How many hours of sleep do you need? a half to nine hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Children and teens need even more. And despite the notion that our sleep needs decrease with age, older people still need at least seven and half to eight hours of sleep. Since older adults often have trouble sleeping this long at night, daytime naps can help fill in the gap. There is a big difference between the amount of sleep you can get by on and the amount you need to function optimally. Just because you're able to The best way to figure out if you're meeting your sleep operate on seven hours of sleep doesn't mean you needs is to evaluate how you feel as you go about wouldn't feel a lot better and get more done if you your day. If you're logging enough hours, you'll feel energetic and alert all day long, from the moment spent an extra hour or two in bed. you wake up until your regular bedtime. While sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults need between seven and According to the National Institutes of Health, the average adult sleeps less than seven hours per night. In today's fast-paced society, six or seven hours of sleep may sound pretty good. In reality, though, it's a recipe for chronic sleep deprivation. Average Sleep Needs by Age Newborn – 2months old12 – 18 hours 3 months – 1 year old14 - 15 hours 1 – 3 years old12 – 14 hours 3 – 5 years old11 – 13 hours 5 – 12 years old10 – 11 hours 12 – 18 years old8.5 – 10 hours Adults (18+)7.5 – 9 hours Page 16 | Abby's Magazine -

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