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Health Tip: How Many Zzzz's Do You Need?

Health Tip: How Many Zzzz's Do You Need?

05/08/14

(HealthDay News) -- Sufficient sleep is essential to help you feel sharp, focused and well. So, are you getting enough?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these guidelines by age:

  • Newborns need 16 hours to 18 hours of sleep each day.
  • Children in preschool need 11 hours to 12 hours of sleep per day.
  • School-aged children should get a minimum of 10 hours of sleep per day.
  • Teens should get a minimum of nine hours of sleep each day.
  • Adults, including seniors, need seven hours to eight hours of sleep daily.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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