FAQ: How Much Sleep Do We Need?

Here is a guide but remember everyone is different and some people thrive on as a little as 4 or 5 hours! The amount of sleep we is very subjective and our needs changes with age.

  • BABIES sleep for 16- 18 hours a day
  • School age CHILDREN should be sleeping about 9.5 hours
  • Most ADULTS need between 7 – 8 hours sleep a night
  • OVER 60S – After the age about 60 many people find their sleep seems to be get shorter and lighter and they seem to wake more often

There is no magic number of hours sleep that we need. It is very individual

Too much sleep may be worse or as bad as too little sleep.