These recommended sleep hours for the 14 -65+ age category are suggested by The National Sleep Foundation. These recommendations are believed to be the best for sleep duration as well as health.
|Age group||Amount of sleep|
|Teenagers 14-17||Night time: 8-10|
|Young people 18-25||Night time: 7- 9 hours|
|Adults 26-64||Night time: 7- 9 hours|
|Older people 65+||Night time: 7- 8 hours|
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Source: The National Sleep Foundation
It is important to aim for the recommended amount of sleep as this can seriously improve health and well-being.
It is important to have copies of sleep recommendations in the house because once you have the information, you are more likely to incorporate the recommendations into your daily life.
National Sleep Foundation, How Much Sleep Do We Really Need, Https://Sleepfoundation.Org/How-Sleep-Works/How-Much-Sleep-Do-We-Really-Need/Page/0/2. (Accessed November 20, 2016)