Your Child's Sleep Needs

Lionsleep We have quite a few customers who have children between the ages of 6-8 years old. My grandson, Ethan, who lives with us, is 7 years old, and attends a local Chinese school. With all of the homework pressure, it is difficult for Hong Kong children to get adequate sleep. How much sleep does a 7 year old boy need? I found this answer on the Internet. Please give me your feedback. Does your child get enough sleep? If not, why not? Constantly depriving someone of sleep is a guarantee for less than optimum performance, and will, cause that person to feel angry and resentful. What do you think?

Your Child's Sleep Needs

According to experts at the St. John's Mercy Sleep Medicine and Research Center in St. Louis, the current estimates of the sleep needs of children for each 24 hours are as follows:

  • 0-6 months: 14-16.5 hours
  • 6 -12 months: 14-15 hours
  • One-year-old: 13.75 -14 hours
  • Two-year-old: 12.75 - 13 hours
  • Three-year-old: 12 to 12 1/2 hours
  • Four-year-old: 11 ½ to 12 hours
  • Five to seven year-old: 11 hours
  • Eight to nine year-old: 10 1/2 hours
  • Ten to eleven year-old: 10 hours
  • Twelve to fourteen year-old: 9 1/2 hours
  • Fifteen to twenty-four year-old: 9 hours
  • Twenty-five and older: 7-1/2 to 8-1/2 hours