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How did the National Sleep Foundation's sleep recommendations change?

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) revised its recommended sleep ranges for all children and teenage groups. The following is a summary of the new recommendations for all age groups:
  • 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): 7-9 hours
  • older adults (65+): 7-8 hours (new age category)

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