Do Your Children Get Enough Sleep?

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

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6 in 10

Middle Schoolers
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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:

diabetes

TYPE 2
DIABETES

obesity

OBESITY

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POOR MENTAL HEALTH

injury

INJURIES

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ATTENTION OR BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

Tips for Good Sleep
Tips for Good Sleep
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Set bed and wake-up times
at the same time each day,
including weekends.
night time
Keep the bedroom quiet,
dark, and a comfortable
temperature.
electronics
Remove electronic
devices from
the bedroom.
food
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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Have a bedtime routine
like taking a warm bath,
brushing teeth, and
reading a bedtime story.
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Turn the lights
out at bedtime.
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Learn more about good sleep habits at www.cdc.gov/sleep.
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Page last reviewed: February 21, 2019