How Much Sleep Do I Really Need? (Updated For 2018)

lady sleepingThis is one of those important questions that needs to be accurately answered, to help you to determine if you are getting enough quality daily sleep.

What Is The Recommended Daily Amount Of Sleep?

According to the National Sleep Foundation’s press release on February 2, 2015, the recommended daily amount of sleep is based on age. Below is a part of that information. I also provide the actual web link to where I got this information so that you can get more information should you need it.

  • 14-17 years: Sleep range is 8-10 hours Daily
  • 18-64 years: Sleep range is 7-9 hours Daily
  • 65+ years: Sleep range is 7-8 hours Daily

National Sleep Foundation Sleep Duration Recommendations

… The National Sleep Foundation is providing these scientifically grounded guidelines on the amount of sleep we need each night to improve the sleep health of the millions of individuals and parents who rely on us for this information.
… The recommendations now define times as either (a) recommended; (b) may be appropriate for some individuals; or (c) not recommended.

National Sleep Foundation Recommends New Sleep Times found at (This is where to find the (a) recommended information for persons younger than 14 years, as well as (b) may be appropriate for some individuals; or (c) not recommended information for all age groups, as provided by the National Sleep Foundation)

If you have any sleep concerns at all you should discuss them with your health care providers.

Here’s The Next Step…

Now I want to turn it over to you:

What do you think of the National Sleep Foundation’s recommendations?

Do they make sense for you?

Do you fall into the recommended amount of daily sleep for your age group?

If not, be sure to go to the National Sleep Foundation web link I provided above to see if you are in the “May Be Appropriate” or the “Not Recommended” group. If you are in the “Not Recommended” group, do you intend discussing this with your health care providers?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.



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