4.1.1 How much sleep do children and youth need?

Source: Canadian Paediatric Society. Healthy sleep for your baby and child. Caring for Kids. caringforkids.cps.ca. Based on Recommended Amount of Sleep for Pediatric Populations: A Consensus Statement (American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Accessed April 5, 2018 at: https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/healthy_sleep_for_your_baby_and_child

The Canadian Paediatric Society has provided a general guide to the amount of sleep children and youth need per 24 hour day – including nighttime sleep and daytime naps.

They stress that every child is different – some sleep a lot and others much less.

They provide tips for parents, children and youth to maximize sleep health and advice as to seeking care/treatment.