My daughter is 6. How many hours sleep at night should she be getting?

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Jodi - posted on 09/10/2009

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Quoting sandra:

all kids should have at least 8 hours of sleep ask any doctor they will tell you the same.i've always ask all the questions and they gave me the answers but i already figured that kids should have at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep.



6-8 hours?  Geez, even adults should get at least that much!!!  Growing children, even teenagers, should be getting much more than that.  Ask any doctor, they will tell you the same.

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Gauri - posted on 04/13/2013

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hi,
my daughter is 6 and half, even i am facing such problem. she go to bed at 8.30pm and sleeps after 9pm some times around ten and she has to get up sharp 7am for school, she gets up 7 only on holidays and now this much sleep is ok for her. she does not feel sleepy in day time.
Gauri

Gail - posted on 09/13/2009

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My 6yr old goes to bed at 8pm and is usually asleep by 9pm and wakes up between 7 & 7.30am which seems to be enough. They can't function properly without a good sleep routine and at least 10 hrs sleep. Hope this helps
Gail

LaShell - posted on 09/11/2009

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My daughter is 5 and in k-5. I get her in bed at 8:00 pm and get her up at 6:00am (10hrs) but I think that when she gets 11 or 12 she has an easier time in the morning and a more pleasant day! It's so hard to get her in bed at 7 or 7:30 and with her not being a morning person she has to get good sleep. Im still trying...

Diedra - posted on 09/11/2009

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My little boy is six also and he goes to bed at 9 at night and I get him up at 6:4am. He gets about 9.45 hrs solid sleep at night. He wakes up with no problems, jumps out of bed bright eyed and ready to go for the day. He is always tired by 9, and goes to sleep with no problem; sometimes will come to me before 9 and ask if he can go on to bed. After putting them on a schedule and following it for a couple weeks she will adjust with no problem.

Debora - posted on 09/11/2009

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at least 6-8hrs. so as not to fall a sleep at school so as she is able to focus on her classwork.

Angela - posted on 09/11/2009

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I've been told 10-12 hours of sleep is ideal. My 6 year old has rarely gotten 10 hours of sleep. We've tried everything under the sun to get more than 8 hours out of her, but I doubt that fantasy will ever come. She performs well, eats well and grows well. I worried when she was little that it would stunt her growth or affect her development. I guess some kids just have their own bio-rhythm.

Mayi - posted on 09/11/2009

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that is very true... every kid is different... I have a two year old and a four year old (PreK) and I try to put them to sleep by 8:30

Sandra - posted on 09/11/2009

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all my kids r 16,14,12,and 11.but your right the only one that knows your kids is you and you should know how many hours your child needs.i have one kid that needs at least 10 hrs and one that needs at least 5 hrs it all varies on the child.all kids are different.

Melissa - posted on 09/10/2009

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my son is 6 and he gets 10 hrs of sleep a night i have noticed if he gets less than that he is a grouchy bear in the mornings :) like other people have said just set a bedtime and follow it it worked for me!!

Erin - posted on 09/10/2009

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I have a 6 year old daughter too and her bedtime is 7:30 because she has to get up 6:30 in the morning to be able to catch the bus at 7:30. I like to get her up an hour before she has to get on the bus to give her that extra time just to wake up. She seems to fairly well with this.

Sandra - posted on 09/10/2009

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all kids should have at least 8 hours of sleep ask any doctor they will tell you the same.i've always ask all the questions and they gave me the answers but i already figured that kids should have at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep.

Jodi - posted on 09/10/2009

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It does vary depending on the child, and you know your child better than anyone. I can always tell when my kids have not had enough sleep. My son, when he was that age, had a 7:30 bedtime, and was up at 7:30 in the morning. He never coped well with lack of sleep - he still doesn't. He is now 12 and has an 8:30 bedtime and has to get up at 7 each morning. My daughter, on the other hand, is only 4, and she seems to need much less sleep. She goes to bed at 9 - 9:30 and gets up at 7:30, no daytime naps. I'm pretty sure it will change when she starts school next year, but she just copes better with less sleep than my son does.

Tandy - posted on 09/09/2009

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My doctor and therapist say that children her age need at least 10 hours uninterrupted sleep per night.

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Annmarie, my daughter is 7 and once school rolled around she needs a good 10-11 hours per night. She is up at 6:45 am to catch the bus at 7:15, so I aim for 7:30 lights out. Looking forward to daylight savings time, it's tricky to get her to bed when it is still light out (lol). Sundays her bedtime is a tad later because she sleeps in later on Sunday mornings, and I will be honest, as a single Mom I give a lot more freedom on non-school nights. Hope this helps and good luck!

Antoinette - posted on 09/03/2009

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I have a 10yr old son and 6yr old daughter and they both get at least 9 hrs of sleep or more! If they don't i can tell the difference.

Jodie - posted on 09/03/2009

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Hi Annmarie, i to have a 6 yr old and he needs between 10-12hrs sleep a night, if he doe not get this he can become a nightmare. Hope that helped x

Jennifer - posted on 09/03/2009

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Children need between ten or eleven hours of sleep per day...this can include bedtime and nap time. Unfortunately, most children over the age of 4 don't get a nap...so you must ensure that they are getting at least the minimum at night!! I do find when my five year old doesn't get enough sleep...he's irritable and short tempered.

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My daughter is 6 and she has 11 hours sleep. She can survive of 10 but i just find that extra hour helps her reach that few minutes of deep sleep - especially now she has a baby brother

Amanda - posted on 09/03/2009

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my 7 year old gets 10hours and i have noticed with less he gets irritable. Amanda

Amy - posted on 09/03/2009

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She should be in bed by 830. If you set a time for her and follow it for two weeks, she will start to go to bed on her own at that time. I am the mother of four. Two boys 22 and 20 and two girls 15 and 8.

Crystal - posted on 09/03/2009

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School aged children that are between the ages of six to twelve years old need ten hours of sleep a night.Dr. Sangeeta Chakravorty, MD, and director of Children's Sleep Program pointed out, "Often, children who aren't getting adequate sleep perform poorly at school or exhibit behavioral issues. Unfortunately, families and educators don't always immediately realize that a lack of sleep may be a major contributor to these problems, so they persist."

All the best,

Crystal :)

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