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Do your kids get enough sleep?

Excerpts from article by Dr. Jennifer Ashton, CBS News online:
Is your child sleeping well?

About one in four children don't, but their problems are often missed, according to new research from The American Academy of Sleep Medicine that suggests pediatricians may be under-diagnosing sleep disorders in children.

Undiagnosed disorders, such as insomnia, sleep apnea, night terrors, sleepwalking, snoring, grinding teeth, and bedwetting, Ashton said, are all disruptions in sleep that can impact a child's learning, growth and development.

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Asked by tasches at 6:54 PM on Oct. 19, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • all of them sleep 12 hours a night, no waking up!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 12:08 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Well we put her to bed at 8, sometimes she tantrums (she is 4 1/2) until 9 or 930, and wakes up at 7 or i assume so?

    The baby gets enough sleep for sure, usually 12-14 hours at night (goes to bed at 8 also) and then a 2-3 hour nap.

    Answer by anikahaynes1 at 6:59 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Two of my children get at least 8 hrs- but my 19 y/o is burning the candle at both ends despite my pleas to take better care of himself. My 21 y/o & I both wear night guards- him for grinding & mine for clenching. I get about 7 hrs a nite. Hubby snores, prob. has sleep apnea too, but typically wont go to the Dr. for it!

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:00 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • I think they do, that is something that has always been very important to me.

    Answer by QandA at 7:22 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • They go to bed around 8:30 during the week and get up around 6:30 or 7. During the weekend, they usually pass out around midnight or so and get up around nine.

    Answer by QueenMomma2023 at 7:32 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • I believe mine do. They (5yrs and 2yrs) are both in bed by 8pm and asleep no later than 8:30pm. My daughter (2yrs) usually wakes up once between 1am-3am for a drink and then goes back to sleep until I get them both up at 6am. They normally get up by themselves by 5:30am, but if not then I wake them up at 6am during the week or let them sleep in on the weekends (almost never happens lol).

    Answer by jnsdrf at 7:34 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • yes, they do. i am strict about bedtime especially on school nights because sleep is so important for growing children.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 7:38 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • My year old dd gets 12-14 hours of sleep per day (7pm-7am, and 11:30am-1 or 1:30pm)

    Answer by Fallaya at 7:42 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • No, I worry about that. My 5 yr old is a bad sleeper. No matter how early we get him to bed he won't sleep more than 8 hrs, and he never naps anymore.

    Answer by MarianneTv at 10:05 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • I believe she does. She sleeps about 11 at night with a 2 hour nap during the day. She is 3

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 2:50 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

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