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Trivia Recommended Hours of Sleep for Children

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by Yours, May 14, 2016.

  1. Recommended Hours of Sleep for Children

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    Every child is slightly different in the amount of sleep he or she needs. However, the following is a guide that will help you to decide how much sleep you and your children need, to ensure adequate rest.


    Hours of sleep by age
    Age Recommended May be appropriate Not recommended
    Newborns
    0-3 months

    14 to 17 hours
    11 to 13 hours
    18 to 19 hours

    Less than 11 hours
    More than 19 hours

    Infants
    4-11 months

    12 to 15 hours
    10 to 11 hours
    16 to 18 hours

    Less than 10 hours
    More than 18 hours

    Toddlers
    1-2 years

    11 to 14 hours
    9 to 10 hours
    15 to 16 hours

    Less than 9 hours
    More than 16 hours

    Preschoolers
    3-5 years

    10 to 13 hours
    8 to 9 hours
    14 hours

    Less than 8 hours
    More than 14 hours

    School-aged Children
    6-13 years

    9 to 11 hours
    7 to 8 hours
    12 hours

    Less than 7 hours
    More than 12 hours

    Teenagers
    14-17 years

    8 to 10 hours
    7 hours
    11 hours

    Less than 7 hours
    More than 11 hours

    Young Adults
    18-25 years

    7 to 9 hours
    6 hours
    10 to 11 hours

    Less than 6 hours
    More than 11 hours


    Ref. sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/how-much-sleep-do-babies-and-kids-need
    Image courtesy: roomtogrow.co.uk



     
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