A lack of sleep can affect the way you physically function, reduce your immune response and affect your mental alertness as well.
Many of us are also now being affected by the Covid19 virus situation as well, which may also affect the quality of your sleep as well due to the stress of living under these current conditions.
According to the National Sleep Association,
- Newborns (0-3 months) need 14-17 hours
- Infants (4-11 months) need 12-15 hours
- Toddlers (1-2 years) need 11-14 hours
- Preschoolers (3-5) need 10-13 hours
- Children (6-13) need 9-11 hours
- Teenagers (14-17) need 8-10 hours
- Adults (18-64) need 7-9 hours
- Older adults (65+) need 7-8 hours
How does your sleep compare?
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