Newborn No recommendation (American Academy of Sleep Medicine)2 Infant Toddler Pre-school School Age Teen Adult 7-8 hours1 Although the amount of sleep you get each day is important, other aspects of your sleep also contribute to your health and well-being. Good sleep quality is also essential. Signs of poor sleep quality include not feeling rested even after getting enough sleep, repeatedly waking up during the night, and experiencing symptoms of sleep disorders (such as snoring or gasping for air). Improving sleep quality may be helped by better sleep habits or being diagnosed and treated for any sleep disorder you may have References Hirshkowitz M, Whiton K, Albert SM, Alessi C, Bruni O, et al. The National…
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