With everything going on in the world with the Coronavirus, I thought I would remind everybody the importance quality sleep has on our immune system. Studies show that people who don’t get enough sleep or have poor quality sleep are more likely to get sick when exposed to a virus. It will also affect how easily/quickly you are able to get over the illness.
During these hard times where people’s schedule’s are changing and we might be forced to stay home and have more time on our hands, it might be a good time to try and catch up on some ZZZ’s so your system is at it’s best. It also might be a good time to get your children on better sleep schedules and sleep train so they can be at their best too! Just remember that infants and toddlers should be sleeping 12 hours a night plus 1-3 naps a day!
Here is the recommended hours of sleep based on age:
Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours
Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours
Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours
Preschoolers (3-5 years): 10-13 hours
Middle Childhood (6-12 years): 9-12 hours
Teenagers (13-18 years): 9-10 hours
Adults (19-64): 7-9 hours
Adults (65+): 7-8 hours
So if your little one is getting less sleep than the suggested amount above, let me help you!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details on how your little one can sleep more or with any questions that you may have!