How much sleep do you really need?
Just like eating, drinking or breathing, sleep is an essential part of life. When someone’s asleep, it can look like they are turned “off” and not doing anything at all. But, that’s not true. Your brain and body are active and doing important things while you sleep, like organizing nerve cells, regulating hormones, repairing cells and clearing out toxins. Sleep helps you learn, grow and thrive, and all these processes take time.
That’s why babies need 14 to 17 hours of sleep per day for the first three months of their lives – newborns are asleep way more than they are awake. Most school-aged kids need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Teens can aim for nine hours, which is what some adults need too. But seven or eight hours is enough for other grownups. Read here>>