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Feb 3, 2015 6:00 PM

New guidelines show most Americans aren't getting enough sleep


A panel of experts confirms what we already know - we need a lot more sleep!

The National Sleep Foundation has updated its official recommendations. It says newborns need about 14 to 17 hours each day. Infants 12 to 15 hours of zzzs. Toddlers and preschoolers need between 10 and 14 hours of sleep. Teens can get by on 8-to-10 hours. Adults need between 7-and-9 hours of rest. That recommendation did not change.

Not getting enough shut eye is linked to stroke, obesity, diabetes, anxiety, depression. It's also tied to the country's top killers - heart disease and cancer.


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