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Why do we say that children need to sleep 8 to 9 hrs;if they didn't;it w will affect their growth ??

Sleep is a very important part of your child’s mental and physical health because it allows the child’s mind and body to rest and recover.
Child’s brain needs sleep to restore resources that were used up during the day. A well-rested brain can solve problems, learn new information and enjoy the day a lot more than a tired brain. Some areas of your child’s brain are even more active while they sleep.

Children who consistently get a good night’s sleep:

  • are more creative
  • can concentrate on tasks for longer
  • have better problem-solving abilities
  • are better able to make positive decisions
  • are more able to learn and remember new things
  • have more energy during the day
  • can create and maintain good relations with others.


Recommended amount of sleep

Newborns (0 to 2 months)​

16 to 18 hours (3 to 4 hours at a time)

Babies (2 months to 6 months)

​14 to 16 hours

Older babies (6 months to 1 year)

​14 hours

Toddlers (1 to 3 years)

​10 to 13 hours

Pre-schoolers (3 to 5 years)

​10 to 12 hours

School-aged children (5 to 10 years)

10 to 12 hours


Recommended amount of sleep

6 to 13 years​

9 to 11 hours

14 to 18 years​

8 to 10 hours

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