Our Kids Need Their Sleep!

Ever wondered how much sleep children really need? Here’s a guide, from Richard Ferber’s Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine in the Child:

0 to 3 months                                           14 to 16 1/2 hours

3 to 9 months                                           14 to 15 hours

1 year                                                      13 3/8 to 14 hours

2 years                                                    12 3/8 to 13 hours

3 years                                                    12 to 12 1/2 hours

4 years                                                    11 1/2 to 12 hours

5 years                                                    11 hours

6 years                                                    10 3/8 to 11 hours

7 years                                                    10 1/2 to 11 hours

8 years                                                    10 1/4 to 10 3/8 hours

9 years                                                   10 to 10 1/4 hours

10 to 12 years                                          9 3/8 to 10 hours

13 to 24 years                                          9 to 9 1/2 hours

25 and older                                             8 to 8 1/2 hours

As seen in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, May 18, 2003.

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