Sleep In Children-Getting Enough

Getting enough sleep is very important, from birth to adolescence. Young children less than 3 to 4 years of age require daytime naps. A child that does not get enough sleep can be very fussy, irritable, aggressive and of course may not be able to learn or play well with other children. This table lists the typical sleep requirements of children based on age. Because each child is unique, this table should only serve as a general guide.


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Pediatrician DR.PAUL Roumeliotis is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The information provided above is designed to be an educational aid only. It is not intended to replace the advice and care of your child’s physician, nor is it intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you suspect that your child has a medical condition always consult a physician.