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Number of Hours Of Sleep Do Children Need

How many hours of sleep do children need?

11-13 hours for children 3-5 years old; 10-11 hours for children aged 5-12.

Children 3 to 5 years old should get 11-13 hours of sleep each night, while those aged 5 to 12 should sleep for 10-11 hours. This is based on scientific studies compiled by the National Sleep Foundation. Children need more sleep compared to adults because their bodies are still undergoing growth and development.

This fact is verified on : February 13, 2010.





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