Sleep: How much sleep do you REALLY need? Is 6 hours enough?


Sleep health organisation Sleep Council suggests that people between 18 and 65 years old need between seven and nine hours of sleep a day.

Once you pass 65 years old, you may need a little less and can afford to sleep for between seven and eight hours per day.

We all know teenagers tend to sleep until lunchtime on weekends… and there’s a reason why.

Babies, children and teens need more sleep than adults to support their rapid mental and physical development.

Young people between 12 and 18 need between eight and nine hours of sleep, and children between seven and 12 need between 10 and 11 hours of sleep!

Generally, the young you are the more sleep you need.

Babies need about 14 to 15 hours of sleep a day when they are under one year old, and babies between one and three years old need between 12 and 14 hours a day.

When your children start nursery they need less sleep, with three to six year olds needing between 10 to 12 hours of sleep a day.


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