Sleep deprivation in children

  • Sleep deprivation is the term used for the failure to get enough sleep to be awake and alert. It is either due to poor quantity or quality of sleep
  • About 25-30% of normally developing children and adolescents are not getting enough sleep consistently
AgeNormal/ Recommended Sleep duration
(hours)
Abnormal Sleep Duration
(hours)
  
0-3 months14-17<11 OR >19
Infants(4-11 months)12-15<10 OR >18
Toddlers(1-2 years)11-14<9 OR >16
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)10-13<8 OR >14
School age children (6-13 years) 9-11<7 OR >12
Teenagers (14-17 years)8-10<7 OR >11
Normal ranges of sleep duration in children

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