How much sleep is appropriate for your age?

The ideal length of sleep is 7-9 hours, and the time required for each individual may increase or decrease on this basis.

3 month old baby
Requires up to 14 to 17 hours of sleep.

1 to 2 year olds
Requires 11 to 14 hours of sleep.

Children 6 to 13 years old
9 to 11 hours of sleep.

Teenagers aged 14 to 17
Between 8 and 10 hours, people in puberty need more sleep. But even so, sleeping more than 11 hours a day can be bad for your health.

Adults 18 to 64 years old
7 to 9 hours of sleep is optimal, 6 or 10 hours is fine, but less than 6 hours or more than 10 hours is not recommended.

Seniors over 65
7 to 8 hours of sleep. Some older adults sleep only 5 hours a day, usually wake up early, but are sleepy during the day.

ADVICE: If you have to take a nap, remember—either 25 minutes, or 90 minutes, no more, no less. Also, it is not advisable to take a nap after 3pm.

Some people sleep longer than recommended, but they still get high-quality sleep. There are individual differences, so to measure sleep adequacy, you can see if you wake up the next day feeling awake and energized.

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