The Recommended Sleep Times For Each Age Group

source: Human Explore

Oftentimes, I feel like I struggle to get enough sleep at night. However, if I have the rare free weekend day and sleep too long, I end up being just as groggy and sluggish as if I was overtired. It can be difficult to determine how much sleep we should be getting, especially when it comes to our kids’ sleep schedules. However, recent research from the National Sleep Foundation has revealed how much sleep a person should be getting based on their age.

source: Johns Hopkins Medicine /


0-3 months of age: 14 to 17 hours


4-11 months of age: 12 to 15 hours


1-2 years of age: 11 to 14 hours


3-5 years of age: 10 to 13 hours

School-Aged Children

6-13 years of age: 9 to 11 hours


14-17 years of age: 8 to 10 hours

Young Adults

18-25 years of age: 7 to 9 hours


26-64 years of age: 7 to 9 hours

Older Adults

Age 65 and over: 7 to 8 hours

source: National Sleep Foundation

Check your age with your coinciding recommended sleep time, and make sure you’re getting enough shut-eye every night!