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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: © 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