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How often do you get 7 to 8 hours of sleep?

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Almost every night


At least 4 nights a week


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The Sleep You Need

Individuals vary, but most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night to feel rested. Think that’s a lot?

  • Teens require about 9 hours of sleep.
  • Infants typically need 16 hours of sleep.

After age 65, we sleep for shorter periods, but still need 7 to 8 hours. Hence, naps.

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