Well­ness Arti­cles

Chil­dren Sleep­ing Less Than Rec­om­mended

A March 30, 2004 arti­cle from Intelihealth states that accord­ing to research, chil­dren are get­ting less sleep than they need. The National Sleep Foun­da­tion, an inde­pen­dent orga­ni­za­tion that sup­ports sleep edu­ca­tion, announced that its annual sur­vey found that chil­dren, from new­borns to fifth-​graders, are get­ting one to two hours less sleep every 24 hours than is rec­om­mended. Kids who reach for caffeine-​containing bev­er­ages in the evening can have trou­ble falling and stay­ing asleep at night, which can make it harder for them to wake up in the morn­ing and stay awake in class

Accord­ing to the Foun­da­tions experts, chil­dren ages 3 to 11 months, should be get­ting 14 to 15 hours of sleep per night. The sur­vey showed on aver­age that age group was get­ting only 12.7 hours of sleep daily. The poll found that tod­dlers, age 12 to 35 months, aver­aged only 11.7 hours of daily sleep, while 12 to 14 hours is the rec­om­mended amount.

Richard L. Gelula, the foun­da­tion chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, said in a state­ment, “Our new poll finds that many chil­dren are not sleep­ing enough and many expe­ri­ence sleep prob­lems. What is trou­ble­some is that the prob­lems start in infancy.”

The poll also showed that the par­ents or care­givers of chil­dren are also get­ting less than the ideal amount of sleep. Among those polled, the aver­age sleep for par­ents and care­givers was 6.8 hours per night, slightly less than the seven hours that the foun­da­tion found in a 2002 poll of adults.

Ran­dom Article

The above is the title of a Decem­ber 14, 2005 UPI arti­cle writ­ten by senior edi­tor Dan Olm­sted who weighed in on the ongoing

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