How much sleep do we really need?

The amount of sleep each person really needs depends on many factors and the individuals age

  • Most adults 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night for peak alertness and energy. (28% of adults fell asleep at the wheel of their car)
  • Children one-year up to five-years of age usually need 11 hours of sleep.
  • Children between five and fifteen-years of age need 9 to 10 hours of sleep.
  • Babies up to two-months old need about 16 to 17 hours of sleep.
  • Babies three-month old need about 13 to 15 hours of sleep.

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