What time should my child sleep? 9 or 10pm?

What time should my child sleep? 9 or 10pm?

It’s important to note that it’s more important to focus on sleep quality, not quantity, and
establish a good bedtime routine. Just like adults, some children need more sleep, some need less.
However, there’s no definite answer to that, but only an estimation. Here are the estimation for the
age groups –

1 – 4 Weeks Old: 15 – 16 hours per day

1 – 12 Months Old: 14 – 15 hours per day

1 – 3 Years Old: 12 – 14 hours per day

3 – 6 Years Old: 10 – 12 hours per day

7 – 12 Years Old: 10 – 11 hours per day

12 – 18 Years Old: 8 – 9 hours per day


Ultimately, it all depends on the age of your child because as you age, your body produces lower levels
of growth hormone, so you’ll likely experience a decrease in slow wave or deep sleep
(an especially refreshing part of the sleep cycle). When this happens you produce less melatonin,
meaning you’ll often experience more fragmented sleep and wake up more often during the night.