Video FAQ – How Much Sleep is Enough?

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How Much Sleep Do I Really Need?

How much sleep do I really need? A question asked by many people, particularly those who feel they may not be getting enough rest in their normal night's sleep. Dr. Ronald Popper produced this video FAQ series on obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, as well as chronic severe snoring, to address your general questions about sleep and sleep disorders. In this video, Dr. Popper discusses how much sleep most people need under normal circumstances. If you have specific questions about your personal condition, please contact Dr. Popper using the information below. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be alerted when a new FAQ video is posted. If you need information right away, please Contact us here on this site or on our Facebook page. We'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

The Question – How Much Sleep Do I Really Need?

“Several studies have shown the range of normal sleep varies by age. Typically, a newborn, up to about three months old, will require 14 to 17 hours of sleep daily, while infants will sleep for 12 to 15 hours a day. Toddlers, age 1 or 2 years, require slightly less sleep, about 11 to 14 hours daily while preschoolers up to age five need 10 to 13 hours a day.

Young children up to age 13 will require 9 to 11 hours, while teenagers sleep for 8 to 10 hours daily. From about the age of 25 up to age 64, most adults will sleep for 7 to 9 hours. while older adults over the age of 65 require 8 hours of sleep per night.

Hello, I'm Doctor Ronald Popper. Thank you for watching. If you or a loved one needs more information on sleep disorders, please visit our web site at where you'll find more videos in this series as well as our white paper on obstructive sleep apnea that is free for you to download.”


Dr. Ronald A. Popper is a Board Certified sleep specialist. The Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California is a four bed, state of the art, fully accredited sleep disorders center. Dr. Popper is available at (805) 557-9930 to answer any questions you have regarding diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, restless limb syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy, and others.

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