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Sleep hours recommended


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Sleep hours recommended by the National Sleep Foundation of the United States of America.

The amount of sleep that a person needs varies from one person to another, in other words, some people need more sleep than others to be well.

On the other hand, the number of hours of sleep also differs depending on the age of the individual.

Thus, according to the latest recommendations of the National Sleep Foundation of the United States of America, the hours of sleep that each person needs based on their age are the following:

1.- Newborn needs to sleep between 12 and 18 hours each day.

2.- From 4 to 11 months infants have to sleep between 12 and 15 hours a day.

3.- From 1 to 2 years toddlers need to sleep between 11 and 14 hours daily.

4.- From 6 to 13 years of age children need between 9 and 11 hours of sleep every day.

5.- From 14 to 17 years old adolescents have to sleep between 10 and 8 hours a day.

6.- From 18 to 25 years old, you have to sleep between 7 and 9 hours each day.

7.- From 26 to 64 years old it is also necessary to sleep between 7 and 9 hours a day.

8.- People over 65 need to sleep between 7 and 8 hours daily.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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Did you know that…..
babies fear from strangers from 8 months of age ?

During the oral stage (first year old) the baby is relatively passive; its needs are for care and nourishment.

And, did you know that the infants come to gain sphincter control around 18 months of age ?.

These data vary from child to child, for even being completely normal children, the rate of development or maturation may be different. Therefore, in principle not be alarmed if your child does not do exactly what we have referred across ages.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)


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Anaclitic Depression (English)

Did you know that….

in 1946 René Spitz described a severe disturbance of infancy which he called “Anaclitic Depression” ?

Retrato de René Spitz

This is a condition in which infants who have just established a good relationship with the mother or a sustitute maternal figure, lose this and develop a mourning reaction wich can progress to a state of depressive withdrawal and debilitation.



(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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