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How many calories do you burn sleeping?

Most people burn an average of 50 to 80 calories per hour of sleep. You size, age, sex and sleep duration are the key factors that determine how many calories you burn.

Below you’ll find an easy to use calories burned sleeping calculatorUse this to get a calorie estimate specific for you and the length of your sleep.

calories burned sleeping

How many calories do you burn sleeping?

The average person will burn between 50 to 80 calories per hour of sleep.

A frequent question people ask is how many calories does sleeping burn? The answer is it depends on your size, age, sex and how much time you spend sleeping.

A 20 year old man weighing 180 pounds will burn 620 calories during 8 hours of sleep. Yet a 40 year old woman weighing 130 pounds will only burn 430 calories during the same period.

The calories burned sleeping calculator shows the difference each of these factors has on calories burned.

Using the calculator

The calories burned sleeping calculator uses your weightheightsex and age to calculate your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate).

Your BMR estimates how much energy you use to maintain basic life functions, such as breathing, brain operation, circulation, temperature control, and cell repair.

To use the sleep calculator simply enter or select your:

  • Weight
  • Height
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Number of hours slept

How many calories do you naturally burn in a day?

The average person burns around 1800 to 2300 calories a day doing nothing. The value is affected by your size, sex and age. 

You can see from the calories per day calculator that a 200 pound sedentary man may burn 2300 calories in a day. In contrast a 120 pound sedentary woman may only burn 1700 calories a day.

These figures include both the time awake and asleep.