dr Rajni Farmania
Pediatric Neurologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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  • 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

          Normal sleep duration in children

Age

Recommended (hours)

Not recommended (hours)

0-3 months

14-17

<11

>19

Infants (4-11 months)

12-15

<10

>18

Toddlers (1-2 years)

11-14

<9

>16

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)

10-13

<8

>14

School age children (6-13 years)

9-11

<7

>12

Teenagers (14-17 years)

8-10

<7

>11



Posted On: 22/04/2019

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