A good night’s sleep can make all the difference to your child’s mood. It’s also super important for physical and mental health as it helps the body repair and renew itself and the brain process thoughts and memories. So if your child or teen is struggling to fall asleep, or to stay asleep, we’ve put together some tips they could try.
How much sleep should my child or teen be getting?
This of course various from child to child. However, as a general guide:
- 11-13 year olds typically need between 9 and 11 hours of sleep.
- 14-17 year olds typically need between 8 and 10 hours of sleep.
- 18-25 year olds typically need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep.