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How Much Sleep Does my Child Need and How Can we Promote Healthy Sleep Habits?

Not to brag, but I’m CRUSHING my sleep game this week!!!

Getting quality sleep is ESSENTIAL and helps support good physical and cognitive health.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that sleep problems affect 25-50% of children!

How much sleep do we actually need? (Source:CDC)

  • Newborns- 14-17 hours

  • Infants (4-12 months)- 12-16 hours

  • Toddlers- 11-14 hours

  • Preschool- 10-13 hours

  • School age- 9-12 hours

  • Teenagers- 8-10 hours

  • Adults (18-60 years)- 7+ hours

  • Adults (61-64 years)- 7-9 hours

  • Adults (65+)- 7-8 hours

Here are 5 easy steps to promote healthy sleep habits for our families and kids:

  • Maintain a consistent schedule

  • Keep bedtime and wake-up time the same on weekdays and weekends

  • Have a cool, quiet, and comfortable sleep environment

  • Avoid caffeine

  • Avoid screen time at least 45 minutes prior to bedtime

Do you and your children get enough sleep? If not, attempt a small change. No change is too small. Promise.

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