Do Kids Need More Sleep?

January 2003
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;1/10/2003, Vol. 72 Issue 16, p2
Reports on the growing sleep deprivation problem among children in the U.S. Comments from sleep expert Carl Hunt on the amount of sleep needed by elementary-age children; Negative effects of sleep deprivation on children; Reasons behind sleep deprivation in children.


Related Articles

  • Tired Tots. Sheehan, Jan // Parenting;Aug2001, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p25 

    Presents information on the relation between sleep deprivation and accident-prone children. Results of a comparison of the sleep patterns on days kids were injured with days they were not; How to help children get enough sleep.

  • getting serious about sleep. Powers, Kathleen // Good Housekeeping;Nov2000, Vol. 231 Issue 5, p85 

    Presents information on the effects of lack of sleep in children. Characteristics of children that do not have enough sleep; How children without enough sleep behave; What parents can do to help their children to have enough time of sleeping.

  • Is she suffering from sleep deprivation? Willey, Margaret // Daughters;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p5 

    The article discusses the sleep deprivation of young children in the U.S. It was observed that sleep deprivation can lower the academic performance of students. Inadequate sleep can lower self-esteem, higher levels of depressive symptoms, and can worse grades. Sleep deprivation can also cause...

  • Do Kids Need More Sleep?  // Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;1/10/2003 Teacher's Guide, Vol. 72 Issue 16, p2 

    Offers teaching ideas on the importance of sleep for children. Background on health awareness campaigns on sleep deprivation in children; Examples of educational activities on the sleeping behavior of children.

  • Sleepy time.  // U.S. News & World Report;9/9/2002, Vol. 133 Issue 9, p54 

    Mentions the amount of sleep that children need between the ages of five and 15.

  • HEART SMART.  // Good Health (Australia Edition);May2011, p15 

    The article discusses several issues related to health and fitness. A recent U.S. study has found that lifestyle has a bigger impact on cardiovascular health than genes. As mentioned, getting enough sleep is vital for children to perform well at school, and also influences their risk of obesity...

  • Getting kids some shut-eye.  // U.S. News & World Report;9/9/2002, Vol. 133 Issue 9, p54 

    Offers advice on how to tell if children have sleep problems, what to do if there is a problem, and what to avoid, including caffeine and toys in the bed. Topic of bedtime routine.

  • A parent's guide to…sleep. Tassoni, Penny // Nursery World (Haymarket Business Publications Ltd);10/1/2009, Vol. 109 Issue 4189, p23 

    The article offers suggestions to help children develop proper sleep routine. Children under five years need ten to twelve hours of sleep daily, deprivation of which can lead to irritability, unco-operativeness, frequent infections, and poor concentration. Sleeping aids can help in putting...

  • Resting easy. Stenson, Jacqueline // Fit Pregnancy;Aug/Sep2008, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p56 

    The article focuses on how to help one's baby get the sleep she needed. One should know that newborns generally need 14 to 18 hours of sleep a day while 6-month-olds need 13 to 14 hours. Newborns usually sleep in periods of one to two hours and that they become capable of sleeping five to six...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics