National Sleep Foundation recommended sleep pattern

The National Sleep Foundation has revamped its recommendations for the way we recharge.

The non-profit scientific foundation, along with a panel of experts, updated its nightly sleep duration advice for all ages in a report published Feb. 2 in Sleep Health: The Official Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.

For most age groups, that includes widening the recommended duration for sleep. Here's the breakdown:

Newborn (0-3 months): 14-17 hours (previously: 12-18 hours)

Infant (4-11 months): 12-15 hours (previously: 14-15 hours)

Toddler (1-2 years): 11-14 hours (previously: 12-14 hours)

Preschooler (3-5 years): 10-13 hours (previously: 11-13 hours)

School-age child (6-13 years): 9-11 hours (previously: 10-11 hours)

Teen (14-17 years): 8-10 hours (previously: 8½-9½ hours)

Young adult (18-25 years): 7-9 hours (new category)

Adult (26-64 years): 7-9 hours (no change)

Older adult (65+ years): 7-8 hours (new category)  Source

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