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How much sleep should I get daily?

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Last Updated: 12/24/2021 at 6:31pm
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princess00
November 10th, 2017 9:25pm
Typically people get around 6-8 hours daily, but the times vary depending on the person, it's okay if you don't get exactly the right amount hours of sleep, but you could try to get more if it's affecting you.
Anonymous
November 12th, 2017 9:55pm
That really depends on you. There isn't a set number of hours everyone needs, because everyone is different! What I've done to figure this out for myself is filling out a sleep diary for two weeks, noting how many hours I slept each night and how refreshed I felt the next day. That has helped me figure out what my optimal sleep amount looks like!
WatchingOverYou
November 15th, 2017 6:27pm
This really depends on the person, as there cases of several famous people who lived long while sleeping only 4 or 5 hours per night. I'd say for a normal person it's between 6 and 8, but if you need more I'd say it is okay, as long as you can function decently.
comfortableParadise21
November 17th, 2017 12:06pm
At least 6 hours sleep is necessary to function, but 8 hours sleep is preferable to feel energised and well rested!
Anonymous
November 22nd, 2017 10:18am
The optimal amount of sleep you should get 8-9 hours of sleep every night for maximum energy output.
CaringCat94
November 24th, 2017 3:58pm
8 hours is the recommended amount but it varies from person to person. The key thing is having a routine and making sure that the quality of sleep is good by avoiding technology before bed, not consuming too much caffeine/alcohol and winding down for half an hour before going to bed.
Girlwithsuperpower
November 24th, 2017 4:02pm
Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5) Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category) Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours. Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category)
Anonymous
November 30th, 2017 2:46am
12 To 15 hours is ideal for an healthy body! Sometimes when people don’t sleep that long or around that time they can get very sick of tired sleep is important!!!
CalmingEffects
December 3rd, 2017 11:41am
It is recommend that you sleep around 8/9 hours. I think that the amount of sleep you should be getting is different for each individual. I would personally recommend that you try to get to sleep before 9/10pm and wake up at around 7/8am. There are many studies suggesting going to bed at an normal time and waking up before or at sunrise can increase creativity and is a great way to start your day. I sleep for around 6/7 hours most of the time. This is not because I struggle sleeping or that I have to be awake for long periods of time. I function best on 6/7 hours of sleep. As I said earlier, everybody is different. Overall I would say that you should do whatever is best for you. If you feel energised and happy sleeping 7 hours that fine and if you prefer sleeping 10 hours that okay to. The only thing I would not recommend is over or under sleeping. Doing this can cause several health issues. It can affect your mood, your energy and can cause you to appear and feel more tired.
HopefulElliex
December 8th, 2017 8:47pm
The guided amount for a teen is 8-9 hours each night so aim for around this amount, although i like to let myself lie in on the weekends as a treat for myself :)
Anonymous
December 8th, 2017 11:29pm
You should aim to get at least 9 hourse of sleep. You can sleep for 5-6 hours at night and then take an hour nap in the day; it boosts brain power
Anonymous
January 4th, 2018 8:11pm
For adults, you should get around 8 hours of sleep, and for teens you should get around 10 hours of sleep. However, it depends on the person. You should be feeling refreshed when you wake up
Anonymous
January 10th, 2018 8:51am
The amount of sleep varies from person to person. Ideally everyone gets 6-8 hours. However, if you feel tired after a consistent sleep schedule, you may need a little more. On the other hand, if you feel energetic, you may be able to get away with a little less. Listen to your body.
VeraKh42
January 20th, 2018 10:47pm
There is no specific answer for this. Sleep is different from person to person and depends on things like how active you are, for example. One way to find out is to sleep and let your body wake up naturally. Make sure to remember what time you went to bed and woke up so you can find out how much you slept.
CreateYourOwnLife
January 31st, 2018 2:17pm
A small guideline is between 6 and 8 hours daily. But every person needs different amounts of sleep. If you have time, try to sleep at the same time for a few days at a time, without waiting for an alarm to wake you up. So you can find out what your perfect sleep time is.
romanticthi3f
February 1st, 2018 1:50am
Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours Younger adults / Adults (18+): 7-9 hours These are the guidelines by the sleep foundation! But ultimately it's about you and what you feel you need! If I have 7 hours of sleep I'm way too tired so I've learned that I need a little more :)
LunaHecate
February 3rd, 2018 5:51pm
This differs from person to person, but 7 to 9 hours is generally considered good for healthy adults. Going to bed at the same time every evening is one of the ways to help regulate your sleeping pattern.
IAmSherlocked123
February 14th, 2018 3:57pm
Depending on age, teenagers should get approximately 8 to 10 hours of sleep, and young adults (from 17 to 25) should get 7 to 9 hours. Adults need the same amount of sleep as young adults do.
Happylife4u
February 15th, 2018 5:00pm
I feel an adult should average 6-8 hours of sleep, and a child 10 hours of sleep. Are body mind and spirit seems to function at its best and we stay healthy when we give are body proper rest.
PeacefulWarrior716
February 23rd, 2018 10:53pm
Typically, healthcare providers recommend 7.5-8 hours, but everyone is different. If you are sick, drained, stressed, struggling, etc. you may need a little more time to rest your body :) I would say try to aim for at least 7 hours every night.
scenicJoy56
February 27th, 2018 6:34am
That depends on your body. Some people need up to 10 hours of sleep while some people need only 6. Listen to your body, you know it better than anybody else.
Anonymous
February 28th, 2018 7:54pm
About 6 hours - but sometimes you can sleep 10 - 12 hours and still are tired - this can be caused by waking up within a "wrong" sleep phase. Sleep Apnea can cause trouble - or a simple thing like waking up from an alarm clock instead of naturally.
AnonymousFRIEND99
March 1st, 2018 12:01pm
it may differ person to person but most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best.
Anonymous
March 4th, 2018 1:18am
The daily amount of sleep recommended is around 7-8 hours of sleep per night to help you get a jump start for the next day ahead of you.
brightCloud67
March 8th, 2018 11:36am
You should get around 8-10 hours of sleep daily. Anything less is generally considered unhealthy.
Anonymous
March 21st, 2018 8:59am
People generally need 8 hours of sleep every night. It's the average that doctors advise us to get .
Anonymous
April 4th, 2018 8:36pm
8 hrs a day or more make sure you go to sleep at 8 pm and that you get rid of all distractions. and that you are comfortable in bed
SnowSolitude1
April 6th, 2018 6:59am
It depends on a lot of factors such as age, metabolism, body type and other hormonal activities. But in general, one should try to get atleast 6 hours of sleep everyday. However, if it is not sufficient please do everything to get the best sleep possible because sleeping well is very very important to have a healthy body and mind.
Caringheart23
April 10th, 2018 3:31pm
I believe it's different for everyone. Some people are okay with 4 hours and for some people 9 hours are not enough. Try to find the right amount of sleep that is the most suitable for you. But in general I'd say maybe 7-8 hours.
Anonymous
April 15th, 2018 1:00pm
7 hour for 15-20 yr old.... 6 hour for 21-24.... 5.5 hour for 24-35.... 6 hour for rest of life.....