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My 6 year gets about 11 hours of sleep a night and still seems tired. Should I make him sleep more?

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Asked by jshimmy at 10:26 PM on Sep. 21, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • the best advice would come from your child's dr. Edge wise I might start thinking they were getting too much sleep.

    Answer by Sarasmoonflower at 10:28 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • I was thinking, too much sleep too... Maybe try backing bedtime up an hour or so and see what happens.

    Answer by skittles1108 at 10:31 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • i know it sounds wierd, but you can sleep too much and it makes you tired. also, if he is not taking vitamins already i would definately start him on a daily children's vitamin. that could also be causing him to be tired.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:32 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • I agree, sounds like too much sleep, but I'd check with Dr. only becuase my oldest DD was doing the same, come to find out she had mono....

    Answer by ShelbysHope at 9:47 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • my son has the same issues. bedtime is 8pm, we wake up around 7:15am. everyday, it never fails, i have to do something drastic to get him out of bed. we have made bed time 9pm, he was more tired the next day. he's taking a daily vitamin. my thoughts are that he's not resting well at night. he has severe hayfever allergies which could be causing problems with his sleep. definitely talk to your dr.

    Answer by travzmom at 9:57 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • I would also say he's sleeping too much. My other thought would be low on iron. Maybe a time for a check up with the dr

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:25 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Moms Angels gave my answer, he is getting too much sleep, now you need to find out why he's requiring so much. He could have a low iron deficiency.


    Answer by zbee at 6:31 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Nope, I don't agree. Check out some of the medical websites. They recommend 10-11 hours for kids between 5-12. My 11 year old only gets 9 and he's ok, but my 8 year old is getting 10 and she seems to need more. It does depend on the kid, but check with your pediatrician. I'm going to talk to mine, too.

    Answer by mellonhead at 12:18 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

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