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How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need?

It's your life, don't sleep through it! Unless you need to.

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Babies

By four months old, babies need 10-12 total hours of sleep per night–but good luck getting them all in a row!
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By four months old, babies need 10-12 total hours of sleep per night–but good luck getting them all in a row!

Age 12

This can vary a lot, but if you're 12 or under, you require at least ten hours of sleep.
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This can vary a lot, but if you're 12 or under, you require at least ten hours of sleep.

Age 13

There's a reason you're falling asleep in class–you might need up to 13 hours of sleep every night.
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There's a reason you're falling asleep in class–you might need up to 13 hours of sleep every night.

Age 13 But You Just Went Through Your First Bad Break Up

You need to sleep all day and all night forever. Nothing will ever feel good again.
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You need to sleep all day and all night forever. Nothing will ever feel good again.

Age 20

You're single, don't have a serious job, and live with your best friends. Sleep is for the weak.
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You're single, don't have a serious job, and live with your best friends. Sleep is for the weak.

Age 24

You're still single, still don't have a serious job, and still live with other grown adults. Sleep for a week.
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You're still single, still don't have a serious job, and still live with other grown adults. Sleep for a week.

Age 25

Try to stay asleep for as long as you can to forget the meaningless boredom of your waking life. Oh, and that person who broke up with you when you were 13? You're still not over them.
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Try to stay asleep for as long as you can to forget the meaningless boredom of your waking life. Oh, and that person who broke up with you when you were 13? You're still not over them.

Age 26 And It’s The Night Before A Big Job Interview

You DEFINITELY need a solid 12 hours of sleep. Although…tonight is your last hurrah before you join the rat race, right? Better stay out then grab 3 hours of sleep.
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You DEFINITELY need a solid 12 hours of sleep. Although…tonight is your last hurrah before you join the rat race, right? Better stay out then grab 3 hours of sleep.

Age 26 And You Didn’t Get That Job

Sleep in all day. You deserve it.
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Sleep in all day. You deserve it.

Age 27 AKA Your Parents Had Kids And A House By This Age

Sleep and sleep. Then sleep some more. That way you won't bother the roommates you still have.
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Sleep and sleep. Then sleep some more. That way you won't bother the roommates you still have.

Age 28

Oh, God, you never imagined living this long. Sleep scientists don't even bother to learn about people this age, probably.
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Oh, God, you never imagined living this long. Sleep scientists don't even bother to learn about people this age, probably.

Age 29

You've finally settled down. You've got a big, comfy bed you share with the love of your life. Your job is lucrative, respected, and fulfilling. Just kidding, you were asleep and this was a dream.
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You've finally settled down. You've got a big, comfy bed you share with the love of your life. Your job is lucrative, respected, and fulfilling. Just kidding, you were asleep and this was a dream.

Age 30

Pretty much your whole day should be split between sleeping and staring at your oily face in the mirror.
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Pretty much your whole day should be split between sleeping and staring at your oily face in the mirror.

Age 31 - Death

If you aren't rich and famous by 31, your life doesn't matter. Sleep it off. Forever.
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If you aren't rich and famous by 31, your life doesn't matter. Sleep it off. Forever.

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