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Sleep-Time Recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation Expert Panel

These are the sleep-time recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation expert panel:

  • Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day (previously it was 12-18).
  • Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours (previously it was 14-15).
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours (previously it was 12-14).
  • Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours (previously it was 11-13).
  • School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11).
  • Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5).
  • Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category).
  • Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours.
  • Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category).

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  1. Hi Ellen. This is so informative, and know it’s true! I use to work grave yard when raising my son, so I wouldn’t miss anything with him… school activities etc. This later react havoc on my adrenals,giving me adrenal fatigue. It took a long time to overcome this while in menapause. I can’t function without proper rest

    1. Linda, thanks for sharing your story. I can only imagine how difficult that ways on your body. I hope that you have found a good Menopause Specialist to help you with this. If you don’t already have one, read this Dear Ellen for some tips on how to find a good one!

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