What are the number of hours of sleep for a child according to his age?



The importance of sleep for a child's health:

Parents have always felt that sleep has a direct impact on a child's mood, and most people would agree that sleep has a significant impact on learning and behaviour. But the latest pediatric research findings show that sleep is absolutely essential to good health. When children get the sleep they need, they are less likely to be overweight and have diabetes, as well as less educational and cultural problems.

Here are some approximate numbers that help you know the average number of hours of sleep a child needs to sleep at different ages. But remember that babies are not all the same, some need more sleep while others just sleep less.

The number of hours a child sleeps by age:

At the age of one week:

  • Day: 8 hours.
  • Night: 8.5 hours.

At four weeks old:

  • Day: 6.75 hours.
  • Night: 8.75 hours.

At three months old:

  • Day: 5 hours
  • Night: 10 hours.

At six months old:

  • Day: 4 hours.
  • Night: 10 hours.

At nine months old:

  • Day: 2.75 hours.
  • Night: 11.25 hours.

At one year of age:

  • Day: 2.5 hours.
  • Night: 11.5 hours.

At two years old:

  • Day: 1.25 hours.
  • Night: 11.75 hours.

At 3 years old:

  • Day: 1 hour.
  • Night: 11 hours.

At 4 years old:

  • Night: 11.5 hours.

At 5 years old:

  • Night: 11 hours.

At 6 years old:

  • Night: 10.75 hours.

At 7 years old:

  • Night: 10.5 hours.

At 8 years old:

  • Night: 10.25 hours.

At 9 years old:

  • Night: 10 hours.

At 10 years old:

  • Night: 9.75 hours.

At 11 years old:

  • Night: 9.5 hours.

At 12 years old:

  • Night: 9.25 hours.

At 13 years old:

  • Night: 9.25 hours.

At 14 years old:

  • Night: 9 hours.

At 15 years old:

  • Night: 8.75 hours.

At 16 years old:

  • Night: 8.5 hours.