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Sleep across the lifespan

Average sleep need changes dramatically, particularly in the first five years of life.

Our sleep needs change dramatically across the lifespan, particularly in those early formative years of development.

Recommendations for healthy sleep duration

1-4 months: 12-16 hours (including naps) 1-2 years: 11-14 hours (including naps) 3-5 years: 10-13 hours (including naps) 6-12 years: 9-12 hours 13-18 years: 8-10 hours 18 and above years: 7 hours (Click to expand)

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