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This is how much sleep you really need every night, according to doctors

The Active Times Logo By Holly Van Hare of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 10: “According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults ages 26 and older need a minimum of seven hours of sleep,” says cardiologist Adam Splaver, MD. “But that number can be increased based on your personal experiences — including how much caffeine you drink per day, health risks, and your level of functioning on that minimum amount of sleep.” Try shooting for seven hours; then, if you feel like you need more, try to add an extra hour. Every person is different!

This is how much sleep you really need every night, according to doctors

“According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults ages 26 and older need a minimum of seven hours of sleep,” says cardiologist Adam Splaver, MD. “But that number can be increased based on your personal experiences — including how much caffeine you drink per day, health risks, and your level of functioning on that minimum amount of sleep.” Try shooting for seven hours; then, if you feel like you need more, try to add an extra hour. Every person is different! Click through the slideshow above for more about sleep.

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