How Much Sleep Is Adequate?

How Much Sleep Is Adequate?

The table below reflects recent American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recommendations that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has endorsed.  

Age

Recommended Amount of Sleep

Infants aged 4-12 months

12-16 hours a day (including naps)

Children aged 1-2 years

11-14 hours a day (including naps)

Children aged 3-5 years

10-13 hours a day (including naps)

Children aged 6-12 years

9-12 hours a day

Teens aged 13-18 years

8-10 hours a day

Adults aged 18 years or older

7–8 hours a day