Monday Health Minute | Published September 14, 2020

Healthy sleep habits for your preschooler

  • For children between the ages of three and five, between 11 and 13 hours of sleep per night is recommended.
  • For healthy sleep habits, develop a regular sleep schedule, where your child wakes and goes to bed about the same time each day.
  • Establish a bedtime routine that includes calming and enjoyable activities such as a bath and bedtime stories.
  • Make sure your child’s room is comfortable, dark, cool, and quiet.
  • Contact your child’s physician if he or she appears to have any problem with breathing, snoring, has unusual nighttime awakenings, has difficulty staying asleep or if sleep problems are affecting behavior throughout the day.

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