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Why is Sleep Important?

  • Sleep helps children stay healthier and do well in school.
  • Rested children will be ready to eat breakfast.
  • Sleep is vital for the mental and physical development of children and teens.
  • A well-rested individual will be able stay awake in class, listen and pay attention.
  • Insufficient rest causes irritability, increased stress, forgetfulness, learning difficulties and low motivation.

How Much Sleep is Enough?

Summary of new 2015 recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation:

  • Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day (previously it was 12-18)
  • Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours (previously it was 14-15)
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours (previously it was 12-14)
  • Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours (previously it was 11-13)
  • School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours (previously it was 10-11)
  • Teenagers (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously it was 8.5-9.5)
  • Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category)
  • Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours
  • Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category)