Sleep is an important indicator of our overall health and well-being, as we spend about a third of our lives sleeping.
Therefore the overall state of our “sleep health” remains an essential issue throughout our lives.
The National Sleep Foundation has released the results of a world-class study that took more than two years of research to complete.
Research provides guidelines on how much sleep we really need at each age:
* Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours a day
* Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours
* Infants (1-2 years): 11-14 hours
* Preschool children (3-5 years old): 10-13 hours
* School children (6-13 years old): 9-11 hours
* Adolescents (14-17 years old): 8-10 hours
* Younger Adults (18-25 years old): 7-9 hours
* Adults (26-64 years old): 7-9 hours
* Adults (65+ years old): 7-8 hours