How many hours of sleep should someone get?

 

The number of hours of sleep a person should be getting depends on their age range. Are you getting enough sleep? Sleep is essential in our life since we spend the other half of our day sleeping. Make sure you are getting the right amount of sleep!

 

Newborns (0-3 months old): 14-17 hours

Infants (4-11 months old): 12-15 hours

Toddlers (1-2 years old): 11-14 hours

Preschoolers (3-5 years old): 10-13 hours

Elementary Kids (6-12 years old): 9-11 hours

Teenagers (13-17 years old): 8-10 hours

Young adults (18-25 years old): 7-9 hours

Adults (26-64 years old): 7-9 hours

Older adults (65 years old and up): 7-8 hours

 

Can you live off with only 6 hours of sleep for adults?

Each person is different, but adults may find themselves getting only 5-6 hours of sleep. You may not be getting the full rest, but you may be able to function the next day!

 

Is it bad to sleep too much?

Doing it every so often isn’t bad, but oversleeping may be bad for your health. You may find yourself feeling fatigued because you over-rested. Sleeping too much can be considered sleeping over 9 hours. This happens often due to an inconsistent sleep pattern the day before. Oversleeping may also increase the risk of strokes, heart disease, and diabetes.

 

How do you know if you are getting enough sleep or oversleeping?

If you are feeling energetic throughout the day without feeling fatigued or depending on energy drinks, you are probably getting the right amount! If you are feeling exhausted, depending on drinks, dizzy, etc, you are probably sleep deprived. If you get a headache when you wake up, obtain low energy, feel a weight gain, you are probably sleeping too much! 

 

Start your sleep health the right way by getting the right amount of rest! If you find yourself feeling low on energy, change up your daily routine. How many hours of sleep can you function off of? Comment below.

Sources:

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/how-much-sleep-do-you-need.htm

 

https://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need