How Much Sleep Do You Really Need For Your Age?

We all know how precious is the rest of the body for our health and how important are the hours of sleep every day. But today, not everyone have¬†sufficient sleep. Here’s how long you should sleep, depending on your age.

Researchers at the Sleep Foundation in the United States conducted a study between 2004 and 2014 to find out how long to rest each of us, depending on age. Of course, other criteria are important such as health, fatigue, physical fatigue, working hours or periods of convalescence.

Hours of sleep recommended for children:

  • Infants should sleep between 14 and 17 hours a day;
  • Babies up to 11 months should sleep between 12 – 15 hour;
  • Children under 2 years should rest about 11 to 14 hours;
  • The children (between 3 and 5 years old) have to sleep from 10 to 13 hours per day;
  • Children up to 13 years, need 9-11 hours of sleep;
  • Adolescents (14-17 years) need 8-10 hours of rest per day.

Hours of sleep recommended for adults and seniors

  • If you are between 18 and 25 years, you should sleep between 7 and 9 hours a night without interruption.
  • If you are between 26 and 45 years, you must sleep between 8 and 9 hours on the night to restore your energy.
  • If you are between 46 and 65 years, are enough 8 hours of sleep during periods when you are not too physically¬†tired ;
  • If you are over 65, you can rest enough between 7 and 8 hours a night.


Limited as long as you can the hours spent in front of the computer, phone or TV. Today, the internet keeps us glued to computers and phones. Games, messages, videos or music seem excellent for unwinding and relaxing. In reality, however, the light these devices emit, affect our eyes and our brains get tired, inducing a state of chronic fatigue.