How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Quality sleep is vital to your long-term health. At Bogrow & Associates we want you to wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. While the exact amount of sleep needed varies from person to person, everyone needs sufficient sleep to stay happy and healthy. Age is a major factor that can affect the amount of sleep you need. Let’s explore how age impacts sleep and how many people are actually getting enough sleep. Age Different age groups have different sleep requirements. While some may need more than others, it doesn’t change the fact that every person young or old needs to get enough to live life to the fullest. Infants and Children Babies and small children need the most sleep out of everyone. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, infants aged between four and twelve months old need as much as 16 hours of sleep every day, and by the age of three to five years, they still need at least 10-13 hours of sleep. Teens For people aged 13-18, the National Sleep Foundation recommends between eight to ten hours of sleep a night. Unsurprisingly, according to the CDC, a majority of this group is not getting enough sleep. Adults While adults need less sleep than teens, they still need at least seven hours every night. According to the CDC, adults aged 18-60 need at least seven hours of sleep, adults aged 61-64 need seven to nine hours, and adults 65 and older need seven to eight hours. Do Most Americans Get Enough Sleep? While we know how much sleep people should be getting,...