Question: Who Needs The Most Sleep?

School-age children (ages 6-13) need 9-11 hours a day.

Teenagers (ages 14-17) need about 8-10 hours each day.

Most adults need 7 to 9 hours, although some people may need as few as 6 hours or as many as 10 hours of sleep each day.

Older adults (ages 65 and older) need 7-8 hours of sleep each day.

What age group needs the most sleep?

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Age Recommended Not recommended
Young Adults 18-25 years 7 to 9 hours Less than 6 hours More than 11 hours
Adults 26-64 years 7 to 9 hours Less than 6 hours More than 10 hours
Older Adults ≥ 65 years 7 to 8 hours Less than 5 hours More than 9 hours

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Who needs more sleep male or female?

The researcher pointed out that women tend to multi-task and use more of their actual brain than men leading to a greater need for sleep. Essentially, the more you use your brain during the day, the more it needs to rest while asleep. While women need more sleep than men, many are not getting the proper amount.

What is the ideal amount of sleep?

While sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Children and teens need even more. And despite the notion that our sleep needs decrease with age, most older people still need at least 7 hours of sleep.

Is 6 hours Enough Sleep?

Getting six hours of sleep a night simply isn’t enough for you to be your most productive. In fact, it’s just as bad as not sleeping at all. Not getting enough sleep is detrimental to both your health and productivity. The kicker is the people who slept six hours per night thought they were doing just fine.