New Recommendations for How Much Sleep to Get

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A recently released list of recommendations from a national panel of sleep experts is calling for more hours of sleep for most young people. The National Sleep Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at promoting healthy sleep, states the amount of sleep a person needs is highly variable and that some need more than others. For children 6 to 13, a range of nine to 11 hours is recommended. For teenagers 14 to 17, the NSF now suggests eight to 10, as opposed to the eight and a half to nine and a half previously recommended. As for young adults 18 to 25, their recommendation is the typical seven to nine hours each night. Read more here.

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