New sleep recommendations based on age

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The National Sleep Foundation has released a new study about the amount of sleep a person needs based on their age.

A panel of 18 scientists and researchers reviewed more than 300 sleep studies and found that kids need a lot more sleep than originally recommended.

The following is a list of sleep recommendations based on age:

  • Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours (range narrowed from 12-18)
  • Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours (range widened from 14-15)
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours (range widened from 12-14)
  • Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours (range widened from 11-13)
  • School-Age Children (6-13): 9-11 hours (range widened from 10-11)
  • Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours (range widened from 8.5-9.5)
  • Young Adults (18-25): 7-9 hours (new age category)
  • Adults (26-64): 7-9 hours (no change)
  • Older Adults (65+): 7-8 hours (new age category)

>>Gallery: Sleep recommendations based on age

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Online: National Sleep Foundation

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