When it comes to kids it can be often a challenge to put them to bed. That is why Wilson Elementary School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, recognized this problem and did a study when you should put your kids to bed.
For example if you have a 6-year-old that has to be awake at 6:30 a.m., the chart will tell you that he has to be asleep by 7:30 p.m. On the other hand if the kid is 11-year-old and it has to be up at 6:30 a.m. is able to stay up until 8:45 p.m.
According to the chart of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ kids aged 3-5 should be getting 10-13 hours of sleep per day and kids aged 6-12 are fine with 9-12 hours of sleep.
Proper sleep is essential, especially when it comes to sleep. Lack of sleep for kids can lead to obesity and depression. Dr. Jon Quach of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute also found that kids who sleep properly have better mental health than those who are late-to-sleep.
Furthermore in an Australian Sleep Association Conference, Sleep Down Under 2015, recent research was examined which suggests that putting your kids to bed before 8:30 p.m. can help the whole family be better rested and live more balanced lives.