Experts Suggest Your Ideal Sleep Duration (Infographic)
A diverse panel of experts recommend new, age-specific sleep suggestions.
Credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

A panel of experts in sleep, anatomy, physiology, pediatrics, neurology, gerontology and gynecology joined forces to create new, age-specific sleep recommendations.

Age

Recommended

May be appropriate

Not recommended

Newborns
0-3 mo

14 to 17

11 to 13
18 to 19

Less than 11
More than 19

 

Infants
4-11 mo

12 to 15

10 to 11
16 to 18

Less than 10
More than 18

 

Toddlers
1-2 y

11 to 14

9 to 10
15 to 16

Less than 9
More than 16

 

Preschoolers
3-5 y

10 to 13

8 to 9
14

Less than 8
More than 14

 

School-aged children
6-13 y

9 to 11

7 to 8
12

Less than 7
More than 12

 

Teenagers
14-17 y

8 to 10

7
11

Less than 7
More than 11

 

Young adults
18-25 y

7 to 9

6
10 to 11

Less than 6
More than 11

 

Adults
26-64 y

7 to 9

6
10

Less than 6
More than 10

 

Older adults
≥65 y

7 to 8

5 to 6
9

Less than 5
More than 9


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