Sleep-Deprived Kids, Teens Linked To Dozens Health Issues Including Diabetes, Self-Harm

April 14, 2023 3:57 am2 commentsViews: 148

Your infants need to sleep up to 16 hours, including naps, in 24 hours. It should not be below 12 hours, says a new sleep guidelines for babies, kids and teens.

Sleep-Deprived Kids, Teens Linked To Dozens Of Health Issues Including Diabetes, Self-Harm

The guidelines adds children between 1 and 2 years need to sleep and nap, combined, 11 to 14 hours, and those between the age of 3 to 5 years are suggested to sleep from 10 to 13 hours, including naps of course.

The American Academy of Pediatrics further mentions children between the age group of 6 to 12 years need to sleep for about 9 to 12 hours in 24 hours where as teens between 13 and 18 years should get sleep of 8 to 10 hours a day.

Details of the guidelines have been published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

The age of infants is between 4 and 12 months. No recommendation has come for infants below 4 months.

The report says not getting enough sleep is linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, injuries and depression as well.

Those teens who are deprived of enough sleep may risk themselves of suicidal thoughts or self-harm.

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