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How much sleep do I need?

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Adults generally need 7-8 hours per night. Kids and teens need more. The exact amount varies from person to person, based on many things, including your age. The best way to know if you get enough rest is to notice how you feel during the day. If you’re drowsy or want to nap -- or even fall asleep while the sun's out -- you probably need more Zzz's at night.

From: Sleep Disorders FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep.”

FDA: “Side Effects of Sleep Drugs.”

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep.”

FDA: “Side Effects of Sleep Drugs.”

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

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