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How much sleep is needed for adults versus teenagers?
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Everyone's different
There are no hard-fast rules that apply to everyone, but generally sleep requirements decrease with age.
A baby may require 20 hours/day whereas a senior citizen may require 6. Of course activity (physical and mental), growth, and any medical problems need to be considered, generally, a preteen may require 10-11, teen 9-10, adult 8-9, senior 6-9.

In brief: Everyone's different
There are no hard-fast rules that apply to everyone, but generally sleep requirements decrease with age.
A baby may require 20 hours/day whereas a senior citizen may require 6. Of course activity (physical and mental), growth, and any medical problems need to be considered, generally, a preteen may require 10-11, teen 9-10, adult 8-9, senior 6-9.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
In brief: Less, 7-8
Teens need 9 hrs at least, adults over 60 may get by with just 6.

In brief: Less, 7-8
Teens need 9 hrs at least, adults over 60 may get by with just 6.
Dr. Thomas Riney
Dr. Thomas Riney
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