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Sleep is one of the most crucial aspects of maintaining good health but it is also something we easily take for granted as well. With our hectic work schedules and the combined force of the smartphone and internet taking over our lives, we have individually given rise to a collective pandemic of irregular sleep cycles.

Most of us binge watch one episode or video after the other till 2 or 3 AM, work on spreadsheets the whole night, talk or simply while away time looking at random memes. Or, most of us overthink ourselves to sleep every night.

But it is all affecting our health in ways we would pay the price for one day. If you are someone looking to restore your sleep cycle or work on getting adequate sleep, here is where you can begin. This carefully curated chart how much sleep you need according to your age.

So, this is not just for you but for those around you as well. Check it out.

New-born

Between zero and three months need 14 to 17 hours of sleep every day

Infants

Between 4 and 11 months need a minimum of 12 hours and a maximum of 15 hours of sleep

Toddlers

Between 1 to 2 years need 11 to 14 hours of sleep

Preschoolers

Aged between 3 and 4 years require 10-13 hours of sleep

School children

Anywhere between 9 to 11 hours of sleep is essential for kids between 5 and 12 hours

Teenagers

The 13 to 17 kids need close to 8 or 10 hours of sleep

Adults

The broad category of people anywhere between 18 and 64 need 7 to 9 hours of sleep

The Elderly

Those above 65 require 7 to 8 hours of sleep

Why This is Essential

Sleeping is beyond closing your eyes and resting. A lot of things happen in the body when you sleep such as

  • Restoration
  • Memory processing
  • And dreaming

Check out the infographics to find out how each helps in maintaining the wellbeing of your body and mind. Here’s to better sleep and peace of mind.


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