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Healthy Habits

Sleep experts say we need to sleep an average of 8 hours to optimize our health.  Some may need more or less, but 8 hours is the average for most of us.  We all need enough sleep to feel well-rested and refreshed when we wake up.  Children need more sleep than adults to feel adequately rested. 

Preschool/Kindergarteners average need is 10-13 hours per day

School age children average need is 9-11 per day

Teenagers average need is 7-9 hours per day

Adults average need is 7-9 hours per day

  • Set a consistent bedtime and waketime
  • Avoid electronics
  • Have a cool, quiet, dark, comfortable place to sleep
  • Develop a relaxing nighttime routine