Are you getting enough sleep? ... or the "recommended" amount?

The National Sleep Foundation just came out with new recommendations and age groups for sleep needs.

"The CDC labels sleep deprivation as a national epidemic, with 50 to 70 million Americans suffering and the problem still prevails."

Here are the recommended hours:

Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours each day (previously 12-18)
Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours (previously 14-15)
Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours (previously 12-14)
Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours (previously 11-13)
School-age children (6-13): 9-11 hours (previously 10-11)
Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours (previously 8.5-9.5)
Younger adults (18-25): 7-9 hours (new age category)
Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours
Older adults (65+): 7-8 hours (new age category)

More: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/national-sleep-foundation-new-recommendations-for-good-nights-rest/

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