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Experts Suggest Your Ideal Sleep Duration (Infographic)

Chart of ideal sleep durations.
A diverse panel of experts recommend new, age-specific sleep suggestions. (Image 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.

AgeRecommendedMay be appropriateNot recommended
Newborns 0-3 mo14 to 1711 to 13 18 to 19Less than 11 More than 19
Infants 4-11 mo12 to 1510 to 11 16 to 18Less than 10 More than 18
Toddlers 1-2 y11 to 149 to 10 15 to 16Less than 9 More than 16
Preschoolers 3-5 y10 to 138 to 9 14Less than 8 More than 14
School-aged children 6-13 y9 to 117 to 8 12Less than 7 More than 12
Teenagers 14-17 y8 to 107 11Less than 7 More than 11
Young adults 18-25 y7 to 96 10 to 11Less than 6 More than 11
Adults 26-64 y7 to 96 10Less than 6 More than 10
Older adults ≥65 y7 to 85 to 6 9Less than 5 More than 9
Karl Tate
Karl has been Purch's infographics specialist across all editorial properties since 2010.  Before joining Purch, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University.