25 Mar Teenage Sleep Cycles
Did you know that as children age, they need less sleep? For some, this makes plenty of sense, but for others, they would think it’s the exact opposite. If you’ve been following Little Newton’s child care blog, then you have learned from newborn babies to children that are 12-years-old, sleep cycles change. Like we previously promised, here is what older children, or adolescent adults require to maximize their day-to-day lives.
Contrary to popular belief, teenagers still need a wicked amount of sleep. In fact, researchers recommend that children 13 years and older get at least nine hours or more of slumber per night! Every teenage life is different, and during this age many teenagers are out participating in sports or other after school activities. But not only that, teens are learning a vast amount of information. If your kiddo hasn’t been performing well in school, showing signs of bad behavior or lacking in energy, it may be time to take a look at their sleep cycle. Depending on what time school starts will decide the time your teen should hit the hay. Remember, it can take up to 15 minutes to fall asleep, and if you have a teen with a lot on their mind, it may take longer.
If you have any questions about our child care and sleep schedule, we welcome you to give us a call. Also, feel free to read through our past blogs to learn about newborn and toddler sleep cycles depending on age.