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

A sleep guide by age

(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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