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.
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.