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This How Much Sleep You Actually Need Depending On Your Age

Sleep, glorious, sleep. Being able to sleep for 8 hours at night feels like a dream come true because it’s really not that easy. You have to get to bed at a certain time and fall asleep within a certain time frame to make sure you’re getting enough shut-eye to feel like you can actually function the next day.

However, even if you feel relatively okay, you might not be getting enough sleep as all of us need a certain amount of sleep depending on our age. The Sleep experts at Bed Kingdom have revealed how many hours of sleep we need – and you might be surprised by the answers.

How much sleep do I need to avoid being sleep deprived?

This varies on your age:

Newborns (0 to 3 months): Between 14 and 17 hours of sleep

Infants (4 to 11 months): Between 12 and 15 hours of sleep

Toddlers (1 to 2 years): 11 to 14 hours of sleep

Pre-school (3 to 5 years): 10 to 13 hours of sleep

Children (6 to 13 years): 9 to 11 hours of sleep

Teenagers (14 to 17 years): 8 to 10 hours of sleep

Adults (18 to 64 years): 7 to 9 hours of sleep

Older adults (65+ years): 7 to 8 hours of sleep

So what happens if we don’t get that amount of sleep at night? Can taking a nap actually help?

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