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How many hours of sleep do your children get on school nights?

I read that a child between ages 5-8 should get 10 hours of sleep. Are your children getting enough hours of sleep. My daughter only gets 9 hours of rest so we are working on making bed time 30 minutes earlier.


Asked by socialworker227 at 4:58 PM on Sep. 19, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Sunday-Thursday they go to bed at 9pm and get up for school at 6:45am...almost 10hrs we live across the street from the school and my kids love to eat bk at school they say the selection is better (well excuse so they get up brush there teeth's, get dressed with there uniforms and we walk across...and they have to be in school between 7:15-7:30 for bk and bells rings at 7:45am for class.


    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 5:09 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • 9.5-11 hours depending on how tired he is and what the event is for the evening

    Answer by justgrape723 at 2:32 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • mine are getting what they need, we are up on our own---most of the time and we don't rush around getting ready to go.

    Answer by QandA at 5:02 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • My son gets roughly 8 and a half hours per night. We get up at 6:15

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:23 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • My daughter goes to bed at 8:45 and has to be up by 5:45 AM. The bus arrives at 6:20 and school starts at 7:30. I feel so bad that she has to wake up so early but the school is a bit far. I work full time and my husband away (military). We usually dont get home until 6:00, eat around 6:30, do homework and do family activities 7:00-8:00. Then bath time at 8:00 (after getting three children baths separately and washing hair, and getting on pajamas, I get done around 8:30.) Then we pick out clothes, shoes, pack backpacks and are in bed by 8:45 PM. I just dont know how to squeeze in an extra 30 minutes of rest just yet.

    Comment by socialworker227 (original poster) at 5:31 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • My son gets 8hrs b4 school

    Answer by Lovelymee23 at 5:54 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • My children got between 8 1/2 and 9 1/2 hours a night.

    Answer by MomIWant at 8:10 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Sleep is also dependant on the child. My 4 year old goes to bed 8pm and wakes at 7.30 for pre-k.


    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 11:12 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • My 7-year-old (1st grade) goes to bed at 8 p.m. on school nights--but she gets to read for 1/2 hour and I think it's usually closer to 9 p.m. when she actually falls asleep. She's up for school at 7 a.m., so 10 hours. Any less than that and I can really tell she's lacking sleep.

    Answer by MamaDee2003 at 11:50 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • my 5 yr old falls asleep between 9 and 10 and has to be up by 7:30 he is in kindergarten and they still get 30 minutes rest, he tells me the girls always fall sleep but he never does so my guess is he is getting enough sleep

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:10 AM on Sep. 20, 2010