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National Sleep Foundation adjusts sleep recommendations

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The National Sleep Foundations is releasing new recommendations about how much we should be sleeping. They've changed the suggested times for newborns, infants, toddlers and teens.

They suggest that newborns need between 14 and 17 hours a day, infants need between 12 and 15 hours, toddlers need about 10 to 14 hours of sleep, and teenagers need to sleep for between 8 and 10 hours each night. The age group that didn't get new recommendations is adults; the panel of experts still say that adults should sleep between 7 and 9 hours.

The new suggestions come after 18 researchers monitored data from more than 300 sleep studies.

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