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NSF releases new sleep guidelines

Some people can get by with just 5-7 hours of sleep,  but some of us need those 8+ hours of sleep to function the next day. The National Sleep Foundation has just updated its recommendations for how much sleep we all need.(Source: WTVM File Video) Some people can get by with just 5-7 hours of sleep, but some of us need those 8+ hours of sleep to function the next day. The National Sleep Foundation has just updated its recommendations for how much sleep we all need.(Source: WTVM File Video)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Some people can get by with just 5-7 hours of sleep, but some of us need those 8+ hours of sleep to function the next day. The National Sleep Foundation has just updated its recommendations for how much sleep we all need.


The NSF new guidelines recommend:

Newborns (0-3 months) get a lot of Z's (14-17 hours of sleep)

Infants (4-11 months) get 12-15 hours of sleep

Toddlers (1-2 years) get 11-14 hours of sleep

Preschoolers get 10-13 hours of sleep

School-Age children (ages 6-13) get 9-11 hours of sleep

Teenagers are recommended to get 8-10 hours of sleep

Young Adults get 7-9 hours of sleep each night

Adults (ages 26-64) get 7-9 hours of sleep each night

Older Adults (age 65 and over) can get by with 7-8 hours of sleep each night


Some tips for a better night's sleep include: creating a regular bedtime routine as well as a regular bedtime, exercise regularly, and avoid caffeine and alcohol close time bedtime.

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