4.2.1 Number of observed hours of sleep among Canadian children aged 6 to 11 years, by gender, Canada, 2007 to 2009

Boys Girls Average
Gender 10 10.2 10.1

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from the Canadian Health Measures Survey. Age, health markers, parent-reported and directly measured variables, by sex, household population aged 6 to 11, Canada, 2007 to 2009.

On average, the observed number of hours 6 to 11 year olds sleep per night is 10.1 hours – within the Canadian guidelines.

Boys sleep on average 10 hours and girls 10.2 hours per night.