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How many hours do you need each night?

Are you getting enough sleep? Find out.

Reviewed 7/24/2021

Sleep needs

Everyone's sleep needs are different. And those needs change throughout life. Keep scrolling to see guidelines for how much sleep you might need.

  • 14–17 hours: Newborns (0 to 3 months) need 14–17 hours of sleep per day.
  • 12–15 hours: Infants (4 to 11 months) need 12–15 hours of sleep per day.
  • 11–14 hours: Toddlers (1 to 2 years) need 11–14 hours of sleep per day.
  • 10–13 hours: Preschoolers (3 to 5 years) need 10–13 hours of sleep per day.
  • 9–11 hours: School-age kids (6 to 13 years) need 9–11 hours of sleep per day.
  • 8–10 hours: Teens (14 to 17 years) need 8–10 hours of sleep per day.
  • 7–9 hours: Younger adults (18 to 64 years) need 7–9 hours of sleep per day.
  • 7–8 hours: Older adults (65-plus years) need 7–8 hours of sleep per day.

ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING? IT COULD BE A SLEEP DISORDER.

TAKE A SLEEP ASSESSMENT

Source: Sleep Foundation

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This information is provided for educational purposes only. Individuals should always consult with their healthcare providers regarding medical care or treatment, as recommendations, services or resources are not a substitute for the advice or recommendation of an individual's physician or healthcare provider. Services or treatment options may not be covered under an individual's particular health plan.