In today’s “git ‘er done” society with non-stop connectivity, getting enough sleep can be more challenging than ever. In addition to making us feel groggy and foggy, sleep deprivation can cause us to have accidents, impair our memory, and may lead to longer-term chronic concerns such as obesity and heart disease.*

Getting enough sleep starts in infancy, so it’s important to be aware of the amount of sleep you should get, no matter how young you are. So how much do you know? Take this quiz and let’s see:


Sleep quiz

1 / 5

When should you change the amount of sleep you get?

2 / 5

What’s the best way to “catch up” when you didn’t get enough sleep?

3 / 5

When calculating the total amount of sleep that infants (ages 4-12 months) need each day, does nap time count?

4 / 5

Which group of people needs 8 to 10 hours of sleep a day?

5 / 5

If you go to bed earlier instead of later, how much sleep do you actually need?

Your score is

The average score is 61%


This chart gives guidelines for the amount of sleep we should get depending on our age:

Sleep needs chart

The key to a healthy lifestyle starts with getting enough sleep and having excellent healthcare. When non-emergency illnesses such as springtime allergies get the best of you, Teladoc is here 24/7 wherever you are to diagnose and recommend treatments for a wide variety of conditions. Download the app, and help from a U.S. board-certified doctor is only a tap away. Sleep well!


*National Sleep Foundation

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