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    How much minimum sleep is required for human beings?

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    Sleep is an essential part of our life. Everyday after some hours of work and activity we require sleep and this cyclic pattern goes throughout our life. Some people sleep for longer hours while for some a limited interval of sleep is sufficient to make them fresh for the activities of the next day.

    If we sleep very less or due to some reason do not get sleep, it immediately reflects on our health as we become slow and feel dizzy.

    What is the minimum hours of sleep does a person require?
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  • We all have seen babies sleep a lot, elders and doctors advise that it is normal for the infant to sleep for around 12-14 hours in a day that is important for the development of the infant. Similarly, the number of hours of sleep goes down as age advances, some elders cannot get a minimum of 4-5 hours of sleep and need plenty of medications to help them. In general, children need around 8-10 hours of sleep, adults need around 7-8 hours of sleep.

    The national sleep foundation gives a detailed chart of how many hours based on age groups. This chart (NOT MINE) is very useful as is from (

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    Sleep hours differ from individual to individual depending upon their health and activity level.

    In general an adult will require on an average 8 hours of daily sleep. There are always exceptions who can manage with 6 hour sleep also but they are few.

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