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A NOTE FROM OUR NURSE ~ February 2018

 
 

Healthy Sleep Habits: How Many Hours Does Your Child Need?

The American Academy of Pediatrics endorses the recommendations developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. ? Children 3 to 5 years – 10 to 13 hours of sleep every 24 hours (including naps). ? Children 6 to 12 years – 9 to 12 hours of sleep every 24 hours. ? Teens 13 to 18 years – 8 to 10 hours of sleep every 24 hours. ? When kids meet the adequate number of sleep hours for their age on a regular basis, they’re likely to see benefits including better behavior, attention span, learning, memory, emotional regulation and physical and mental health. ? Not getting enough sleep is linked with more injuries, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and depression, among other health problems.
? The AAP recommends all screens be turned off at least 30 minutes before bedtime and suggests keeping televisions, computers, smartphones and other screens out of kids’ bedrooms.
Wishing everyone a restful and refreshing night’s sleep!

Susan Quigley, RN, NCSN

February 2018 Tiger Times