I found this article really helpful because I'm forever wondering if my daughter, Eleanor is getting enough sleep. Turns out the answer is probably "no". We already knew that babies needed a boatload of sleep, but turns out school aged children and us adults need a lot too. And as I said on the air today, if you think you have too much to do in order to get in those recommended hours of sleep it's important to note that you ARE getting things done while you sleep. While sleeping you are processing memories, gaining creative insight and even learning new skills! One time I dreamt about Italian verb conjugations. Your brain needs the rest as much as it needs the daily stimulation. Check out the article for a chart on how many hours of sleep you need based on your age.