With school either back in session or just around the corner - it's now time to get your kid ready for waking up in time to catch the bus.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) says that keeping a consistent bedtime routine is the key to helping your kids get restful and refreshing sleep.
They also say 81% of parents surveyed in a recent study are doing it.
survey, they say 81% of U.S. parents have made it a priority.
But how do you get there?
The AASM has sleep tips to start the school year off right.
“Setting a consistent bedtime routine is very important, especially for children, who need more sleep for overall health and wellness,” says AASM spokeswoman Dr. Shalini Paruthi - who is also a sleep medicine physician.
“Making an intentional shift from summertime habits to more regimented school-year habits can be difficult, which is why the AASM recommends starting the transition a couple weeks in advance.”
And according to the AASM, parents should determine how much sleep their child needs based on their age.
Kids aged 3 to 5 need 10 to 13 hours of shut eye every 24 hours, including nap time.
Kids aged 6 to 12 years need nine to 12 hours of sleep overnight.
And teens need eight to 10 hours of sleep each night.
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