Fact Of The Day: The Real Sleep Amounts You Need

listening musicEveryone needs to get enough sleep. Sleep helps keep your mind and body healthy.

How much sleep do I need?
Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleep on a regular schedule each night. Make changes to your routine if you can’t find enough time to sleep.

Getting enough sleep isn’t only about total hours of sleep. It’s also important to get good quality sleep so you feel rested when you wake up.

If you often have trouble sleeping – or if you don’t feel well rested after sleeping – talk with your doctor.

How much sleep do children need?
Kids need even more sleep than adults.

  • Teens need at least 9 hours of sleep each night.
  • School-aged children need at least 10 hours of sleep each night.
  • Preschoolers need to sleep between 11 and 12 hours a day.
  • Newborns need to sleep between 16 and 18 hours a day.
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