Kids Need Even More Sleep According to New Guidelines

by ParentCo. June 21, 2016

Many U.S. kids are not getting the sleep they need. For optimal health, children and teens should get the following hours of sleep (per 24 hours) on a regular basis:
  • Infants four months to one year of age: 12-16 hours, including naps;
  • Children one to two years old: 11-14 hours, including naps;
  • Children three to five years old: 10-13 hours, including naps;
  • Children six to 12 years old: 9-12 hours;
  • Teenagers 13-18 years old: 8-10 hours.
Source: New Sleep Guidelines for Kids Stress Need for More Zzzs - NBC News


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