How much sleep does your child need?

The amount of sleep your child needs each night strongly depends on his or her age. Younger children typically require more sleep, averaging almost 13 hours a night, and older children and teens can need up to nine hours of sleep in order to be their best.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends new sleep durations based on input from experts in several medical fields, including pediatrics, neurology, gerontology and gynecology. The new sleep durations are suggested for specific age groups, focused on the best amount of sleep for optimal development, restoration and performance.

Is your child getting enough sleep? Here are the recommended sleep durations per age group:

·         0-3 months: 14 to 17 hours

·         4-11 months: 12 to 15 hours

·         1-2 years: 11 to 14 hours

·         3-5 years: 10 to 13 hours

·         6-13 years: 9 to 11 hours

·         14-17 years: 8 to 10 hours

·         18-25 years: 7 to 9 hours

·         26-64 years: 7 to 9 hours

·         65+ years: 7 to 8 hours

Getting the proper amount of sleep is critical to your child’s overall health and performance. If your child is getting adequate sleep but is experiencing tiredness and grogginess in the daytime, a sleep disorder could be to blame. Want help making sure your child is getting the sleep he or she needs to be successful? Call our FusionSleep team to set up a consultation appointment today at (678) 990-3962.