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How much sleep should I get daily?

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Last Updated: 03/10/2022 at 4:11pm
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June 22nd, 2016 8:46am
It depends on how much sleep will have you fully rested, it is usually around 6-10 hours a day. If you wake up feeling refreshed and energised, then you've slept the right amount of time :) however if you have any sleeping problems that may reduce the quality of your sleep then you may not feel rested even when you've slept long enough.
June 26th, 2016 9:39pm
This depends on your metabolism, environment, age, health, and activity level. Most people do well with about 8 hours of sleep. As we get older, we may require less sleep. Over-sleeping and under-sleeping can leave us groggy. Experiment. Keep a log of when you go to bed, when you wake up, and how you feel. And if you just hiked 12 miles that day, sleeping extra is necessary! Recharge your body. After a good night of sleep, you should (as the Zen master tells us) be able to "cast off your sheets and jump out of bed as though you were on fire!"
July 1st, 2016 5:48am
If you are a teenager, 8-10 is the recommended amount of sleep you should get at night. As an adult, 7-9 hours is the recommended amount of sleep.
August 5th, 2016 6:09pm
Sleeping right time is the most important thing ..we must sleep atleast 6hours that too at the right time
October 30th, 2020 2:49pm
Sleep is necessary for a healthy mind and body. I think, one should sleep for eight hours a day. That necessarily doesn't mean you sleep for eight hours straight at night or something. You can divide the time slot into two parts: afternoon nap of one to two hours and a proper sleep of another six hours at night. If you can't manage to sleep for eight hours, you can try to get at least six hours of sleep. Have a healthy sleep schedule, and try to avoid using devices just before you go to bed for those disturb out sleep schedule.
July 2nd, 2016 5:43am
The general recommended amount of sleep is 8 hours every evening. Different age groups sometimes require less or more. You can always find out what personally works for you. The best way to do this is to track how many hours you sleep every night for a month. At the beginning of the day, write down how many hours you slept. Before going to bed at the end of the day, write down how your energy level was during the day and if you noticed any side effects (headaches, fatigue, couldn't focus, etc). At the end of the month, look at what days you had the LEAST side effects and felt the MOST energetic, and find out how many hours of sleep you recorded the night before. There's your magic number!
July 13th, 2016 4:36pm
On average, a person should get around eight hours of sleep daily. This doesn't include laying there awake, or just sitting in bed. If you don't get around eight hours of sleep it can make you grouchy, tired and un happy. Sleep is important!
August 6th, 2016 12:09am
You should get at least eight hours of sleep a day but the important is that when you wake up you feel well rested and feel like you have enough energy to enjoy your day.
July 13th, 2017 9:22am
Newborns (0-3 months ): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours Teenagers(14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours
February 28th, 2018 9:25am
Hey love! It actually varies on the quality of sleep but a normal human being should get 8 hours of sleep daily!
May 9th, 2018 5:46pm
Around 7-9 Hours of sleep, a night for the average person should be good for you! But it can depend on your age!
May 19th, 2018 11:49pm
It differs from person to person, but usually between 7 and 9 hours is best for improving mood and concentration during the day
June 27th, 2018 5:22am
Hey, this is a great question! It shows you know that sleep is important for your body and your brain :) Unfortunately there is not a 'one size fits all' sort of answer for this question. How much sleep you need can depend on many things, like your age or your activity level during the day. Also consider things like your individual internal clock. A friend of mine wakes up at almost exactly 5:00am pretty much every day - without an alarm clock! :O Then there are other factors like, if you are on medications or if they have side effects of sleepiness. Other things to consider are how well you slept last night and your average for the last week. There are so many things to think about! This is a very good question to talk about with your doctor, psychiatrist, or therapist. For of course, they'd know you and your situation better than I do. Maybe a *very* simple answer would be, hey if you're tired, get some sleep :) or even take a nap. A good nap length is 20 - 60 minutes. Regarding naps, my doctor said naps are just fine, but "Set and alarm, and get up!" :)
November 3rd, 2019 7:26am
Commonly known, humans should get sleep for around 7 to 9 hours a night but it varies from each different person. This gives the body and mind time to recover from day to day activities. If you're busy with work or other stuff that effects the sleeping time, at minimum you could try to get at least 1-3 hours sleep to reguvenate the mind and catch up on it later that day. The quality of your sleep directly affects your mental and physical health and the quality of your waking life, including your productivity, emotional balance, brain and heart health, immune system, creativity, vitality, and even your weight.
April 17th, 2020 8:58pm
How much sleep you need depends on you and your body, but generally speaking, it is recommended for healthy adults to get 7 to 9 hours of consecutive sleep every night. If you are sleeping more or less than the recommended amount, you may want to speak with a doctor. This could be normal for your body, but this could also be a sign of physical or mental health issues. Either way, it is always recommended that you practice good sleep hygiene by going to bed at the same time every night, avoiding stimulants like caffeine, and limiting naps during the day to about 30 minutes.
April 19th, 2020 7:48pm
That really depends on every person individually! Adults ages 18-25 should get between 7-9 hours of sleep per night. This is the same for adult between 26-64. Once you reach 65, you need at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night! This is according to the National Sleep foundation. Check out for helpful information. Getting enough sleep can definitely be quite tricky. Here are some helpful tips to getting to sleep: -Stick to a sleep schedule, even on weekends. -Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual. -Exercise daily. -Evaluate your bedroom to ensure ideal temperature, sound and light. -Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows. -Beware of hidden sleep stealers, like alcohol and caffeine. -Turn off electronics before bed.
June 22nd, 2016 10:28pm
Sleep is a big part of how your feeling. Typically, 8-10 hours; but if you feel you need more, go for it!
June 24th, 2016 4:50am
At least 7 hours but that depends on your age. Sleeping to 5-8 cycles is the ideal to a perfect night of sleep.
June 24th, 2016 9:43pm
At least 7 hours a day you should sleep. But how much sleep do you need is up to you body.
June 25th, 2016 7:23pm
The amount of sleep you need depends on your age, body, and lifestyle; however the National Sleep Foundation recommends teenagers get 8-10 hours of sleep a day, and adults get 7-9.
June 25th, 2016 9:45pm
I think that you should get about 7-9 hours of sleep daily, to make sure that you're ready and energized for the next day!
June 25th, 2016 11:14pm
They say that the human body needs about 10 hours of sleep to function correctly. But most people can't sleep ten hours, so I would say 8 since that's about what I get daily.
June 29th, 2016 9:21pm
7 to 8 hours of sleep is highly recommended, both the body and mind need sleep to recuperate and help us to function at our best when we are awake.
June 30th, 2016 8:06pm
7-8 hours is normally what is said to be the right amount of time but it is mainly to do with your activity and yourself as a person
July 1st, 2016 10:30am
The amount of sleep you get really depends on you. What types of things do you do during the day and how much energy do you spend? The usual requirement is 8 to 12 hours, but some people can survive on less and some people like a little bit more.
July 3rd, 2016 4:29am
I think 7-8 hours is a must, if you want to function your best. Some people continue to sleep beyond 8 hours, that will eventually lead to be waking up more groggy and tired. As the day progresses your sleepiness will wear off, however if you are to feel a slump in the afternoon again(which you will, most probably), try to take a 15-20 power nap, it'll really boost your. The answer I gave is based a scientifically researched video by asap science. Link:
July 3rd, 2016 5:19am
On average, you should be getting eight hours of sleep,, seven is fine, so is nine, but the healthiest is eight.
July 3rd, 2016 11:05pm
As much as you feel you need. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. I have narcolepsy and sleep alot during bouts of it yet always feel tired. If your tired during the day naps aren't a bad thing. And try to refrain from driving if your excessively tired. Also if you sleep alot you should see a sleep doctor,there's no harm in it.
July 8th, 2016 9:39pm
according to extensive research; 7-9 hours is optimum for your concentration, mood, and overall performance :)
July 10th, 2016 6:47am
An adult needs 6-9 hours of continuous sleep for healthy functioning. Continuous being the main word to pay attention to. Four hours here, two hours there isn't cutting it.