CHILDREN need more sleep than previously thought, experts say.
Following an intensive review of global scientific literature, a call has gone out for an extra two hours daily for infants aged 4 to 11 months and an extra hour for children aged 1 to 13. Newborn is the only age category the panel believes needs less sleep.
Queensland child sleep expert Amanda Bude said many parents did not realise how much sleep their child needed.
On average children are not getting enough sleep but we need to remember that guidelines are not set in stone and a well-rested child can have high sleep needs or low need sleeps. Not all children are the same,” she said.
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