A recent study published in “Journal of Pediatrics” revealed that early sleep protects children from obesity.
On the other hand, lack of sleep is closely related to overweight problems for both kids and adults.
The study’s results depended on following the daily habits of 1000 kids from birth up to the age of 15.
At age of 4, kids who were used to go bed before 8 pm, were less vulnerable to obesity if compared to those who were sleeping after 9 pm.
Regarding the study’s recommendations, from 12 to 16 sleeping hours per day are a must for newborn children up to the age of 1 year.
“Children from 1 to 2 years old have to sleep from 11 to 14 hours daily,” the study stressed.
At the age from 3 to 5 years old, sleeping hours lessened to minimum 10 and maximum 13 hours.
ٌFor kids aged 6 to 12 years old, they can sleep from 9 to 12 hours daily.
Eventually, the study clarified that kids from 13 to 18 years old can sleep from 8 to 10 hours only per day.