Very often teachers complain that children arrive tired at school. The solution: put in parallel the hours you need to sleep with which you should go to bed. Here we explain it to you.
While some children are more sleepy than others, the vast majority have basic sleep needs. These should be the ones that guide us to organize the home schedules. Without denying difficulty: yours can be very different from ours. But getting rested to school is essential for good coexistence and the school performance we expect from him. In fact, lack of sleep is one of the 6 reasons that specialists name to explain school failure. Strive is worth it.
To get enough sleep at night, the routine is our best ally. Another factor to keep in mind is to eliminate tablets, video games and television before going to sleep. If the child gets used to going to bed every day at the same time and after slowing down with quiet activities, we will have less resistance and everything will be easier. Easier to put him to bed and to lift him. Even with a bit of luck, get him to dress alone and he will take his breakfast with more desire.
To make the calculations, we have taken the recommendations of the US Academy of Pediatrics published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. These are the results.
At what time did I lie
3 to 5 years
The child needs to sleep 10 to 13 hours a day. At this age, they usually nap at school or at least enjoy “a quiet time” after eating. Therefore, it has 11 to 12 hours of night sleep. If your child has to get up at 7,30h you should be in bed between 20 and 20.30 h.
From 6 to 7 years
The hours of sleep are gradually decreasing. At this age, the child usually sleeps between 11 and 12 hours and does everything at night so that your time to go to bed will continue to feel the same: between 20 and 20.30 to be well awake at 7, 30h
From 8 to 9 years old
10 to 11 hours of night sleep. This is what the body of children of this age usually asks for. To get up at 7:30 in full form, we should put the child to bed at 9 o’clock every night.
From 10 to 12 years old
The child is approaching adolescence and his sleep needs continue to decrease. You will need to sleep between 9 and 10 hours. Now, your time to go to bed can be delayed until 9.30.
And at the weekends?
Many parents take advantage of the weekend to delay the time to go to bed. eye! As we have already pointed out, our body is sensitive to sleep routines and the child may find it difficult to fall asleep when the week starts.