You & Your Kids Need This Much Sleep, Says Science

It’s no surprise that moms probably aren’t getting nearly enough sleep — but it turns out that children may not be snoozing enough either (hello, preschooler stall tactics!). In a new study, which was released by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), children should be getting more sleep than experts originally thought. To conduct their research, a panel of 18 scientists and researchers reviewed more than 300 sleep studies. Here, their take on how much sleep you (and your kids) should be getting:

     Newborns (0-3 months) 14-17 hours

     Infants (4-11 months) 12-15 hours

     Toddlers (1-2 years) 11-14 hours

     Preschoolers (3-5 years) 10-13 hours

     School Age (6-13 years) 9-11 hours

     Teenagers (14-17 years) 8-10 hours

     Young Adults (18-25 years) 7-9 hours

     Adults (26-64 years) 7-9 hours

     Older Adults (65+ years) 7-8 hours

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