Time to sleep!

9 Feb
A message from the ComCom

A message from the ComCom

HAPSter Robert Rawding recently participated on an expert panel with the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) to come up with a new set of sleep recommendations.

The new recommendations separate adults into three categories, which hasn’t been done before.  And for those of us who are smack in the middle of a new teaching term, this serves as a good reminder that sleep probably shouldn’t be the thing to go during a busy week.

The new recommendations of sleep hours per day are as follows:

Thanks to HAPSter Robert Rawding, it is clear that we shouldn't be skimping on sleep!

Thanks to HAPSter Robert Rawding, it is clear that we shouldn’t be skimping on sleep!

  • Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours (previously, 12-18 hours)
  • Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours (previously, 14-15 hours)
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours (previously, 12-14 hours)
  • Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours (previously, 11-13 hours)
  • School age children (6-13): 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11)
  • Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5)
  • Younger adults (18-25): 7-9 hours (new age category)
  • Adults (26-64): 7-9 hours (remains the same)
  • Older adults (65+): 7-8 hours (new age category)

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