• Do You Really Need Less Sleep As You Age?

    3 monthes ago - By Time

    There's no doubt that kids need more sleep than adults. Their growing bodies and brains burn through a lot of energy, and adequate rest and recovery are essential for proper development. That's why the National Sleep Foundation recommends that teens get eight to ten hours of sleep a night, while younger kids require more.
    But what about adults? It's common for people to sleep fewer hours in middle age than during their 20s or 30s-and to report feeling fine. But does a person's sleep requirements diminish with age? “No,” says Dr. Leila Kheirandish-Gozal , director of clinical sleep research...
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