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Do Your Children Get Enough Sleep?

Do Your Children Get Enough Sleep? CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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6 in 10
Middle
Schoolers

7 in 10
High
Schoolers

DON’T GET ENOUGH SLEEP

Kids aged
6-12 need
9 to 12

Teens aged
13-18 need
8 to 10

HOURS OF SLEEP PER NIGHT

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Sleep is critical to prevent:

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DIABETES

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OBESITY

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POOR MENTAL HEALTH

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INJURIES

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ATTENTION OR BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

Tips for Good Sleep

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Set bed and wake-up times at the same time each day, including weekends.

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Keep bedrooms quiet, dark, and a comfortable temperature.

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Remove electronic devices from the bedroom.

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Avoid large meals and caffeine before bedtime.

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Make sure kids are active during the day so they can fall asleep at night.

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Model good sleep behaviors for kids.

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