This section provides information on the recommended hours of sleep for different age groups as well as data on how much sleep Canadian children and youth are getting. Sleeping problems are also highlighted including: trouble falling asleep/staying asleep, nightmares and sleep walking. Recommendations to help children and youth sleep better are also provided.
Canadian Sleep Guidelines
4.2.1Number of observed hours of sleep among Canadian children aged 6 to 11 years, by gender, Canada, 2007 to 2009
4.2.2Percentage of Canadian children and youth aged 10 to 17 years who get the recommended amount of sleep, less or more, Canada, 2013-2014
4.2.3Percentage of Canadian students in Grades 6 through 10 who had sleep duration that was within the recommended range of national guidelines, may be appropriate or was not recommended, by gender and grade, Canada, 2014
4.2.4Percentage of Canadian students in Grades 6 through 10 who reported that they were tired when they went to school in the morning, by grade and gender, Canada, 2014
4.2.5Percentage of Canadian children and youth in Grades 6 through 10 who reported having trouble falling asleep, by Grade and gender, Canada, 2014
4.2.7Infants and Sleep