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Foundation issues new guidelines for sleep

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The National Sleep Foundation has new guidelines on what constitutes a good night's rest.

The new guidelines were developed by a panel of 12 experts who examined the findings of more than 300 studies. The biggest changes are for children under a year of age and adults over 65.

Newborns through 3 months are recommended to sleep 14 to 17 hours a day. Babies 4 months through 11 months need 12 to 15 hours a day.

On the other end of the age spectrum, they created a category for seniors 65 and over and found they should be getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night.

The guidelines for all ages can be found here: http://www.sleephealthjournal.org/article/S2352-7218(15)00015-7/pdf

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