Kids and Sleep...

Children need different amounts of sleep at different ages.

• Infants : a minimum of 14 hours per night, and
• children 12 to 36 months : 12 to 14 hours per night.
• Preschoolers : 11 to13 hours per night and
• children up to 11 years : at least 9 hours per night.

Sleep-deprivation can also set children up for respiratory disorders, cardiac disorders, and obesity in adulthood due to the behaviors learned. Sleep-deprived children will have greater difficulty with focus, controlling emotions, and irritability, will have a lower threshold for frustration, and be more prone to injuries.


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