Not everyone needs the same amount of sleep, but on average adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep each day. Babies and young children need much more sleep, but from young adulthood sleep needs remain relatively stable.
Babies - Newborns need at least 14 hours sleep per day which includes multiple sleep periods across the day.
Infants and Toddlers - At least11-12 hours per day with day time naps continuing until two to three years.
Pre-schoolers:Approximately 10 to 13 hours
Primary School age -9 to 11 hours are recommended
Teenagers - Teenagers’ sleep times start to get later (and wake times as well) but they need about 8 to 10 hours sleep each day.
Adults- Most adults from 18 years to mid-60s need about 7 to 9 hours sleep
Older Adults - Sleep patterns can change for older adults who may need slightly less sleep – 7 to 8 hours. Waking in the night can be normal.
Some groups of people are at particular risk of not getting enough sleep, including shift workers, truck drivers, parents and teenagers.
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