Age

Age

Sleep needs change as we age. Discover the hows and whys so that you can get back to those restful nights.

Baby Infant Toddler Preschool School Teen Young Adult Adult Older Adult
How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?
Newborns
Newborns less than three months old sleep between 14 and 17 hours each day.
As few as 11 hours and as many as 19 hours may be appropriate.
Infants
Infants (between 4 and 11 months old) sleep between 12 and 15 hours each day.
As few as 10 hours and as many as 18 hours may be appropriate.
Toddlers
Toddlers (between 1 and 2 years old) sleep between 11 and 14 hours each day.
As few as 9 hours and as many as 16 hours may be appropriate.
Preschoolers
Preschoolers (between 3 and 5 years old) sleep between 10 and 13 hours each day.
As few as 8 hours and as many as 14 hours may be appropriate.
School Age Children
School-aged children (6 to 13 years old) need 9 to 11 hours of sleep each day.
As few as 7 hours and as many as 12 hours may be appropriate.
Teens
Teens (14 to 17 years old) need 8 to 10 hours each day to feel their best.
As few as 7 hours and as many as 11 hours may be appropriate.
Young Adults
Young Adults (18 to 25 years old) need 7 to 9 hours each day to feel their best.
As few as 6 hours and as many as 11 hours may be appropriate.
Adults
Adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each day to feel their best.
As few as 5 hours and as many as 9 hours may be appropriate.
Older Adults
Older Adults (65 years and older) need 7 to 8 hours each day to feel their best.
As few as 5 hours and as many as 9 hours may be appropriate.
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Infant
Toddler
Preschool
School
Teen
Young Adult
Adult
Older Adult
Newborns
Newborns less than three months old sleep between 14 and 17 hours each day.
As few as 11 hours and as many as 19 hours may be appropriate.
Infants
Infants (between 4 and 11 months old) sleep between 12 and 15 hours each day.
As few as 10 hours and as many as 18 hours may be appropriate.
Toddlers
Toddlers (between 1 and 2 years old) sleep between 11 and 14 hours each day.
As few as 9 hours and as many as 16 hours may be appropriate.
Preschoolers
Preschoolers (between 3 and 5 years old) sleep between 10 and 13 hours each day.
As few as 8 hours and as many as 14 hours may be appropriate.
School Age Children
School-aged children (6 to 13 years old) need 9 to 11 hours of sleep each day.
As few as 7 hours and as many as 12 hours may be appropriate.
Teens
Teens (14 to 17 years old) need 8 to 10 hours each day to feel their best.
As few as 7 hours and as many as 11 hours may be appropriate.
Young Adults
Young Adults (18 to 25 years old) need 7 to 9 hours each day to feel their best.
As few as 6 hours and as many as 11 hours may be appropriate.
Adults
Adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each day to feel their best.
As few as 5 hours and as many as 9 hours may be appropriate.
Older Adults
Older Adults (65 years and older) need 7 to 8 hours each day to feel their best.
As few as 5 hours and as many as 9 hours may be appropriate.

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