How many hours of sleep do children need?
11-13 hours for children 3-5 years old; 10-11 hours for children aged 5-12.
Children 3 to 5 years old should get 11-13 hours of sleep each night, while those aged 5 to 12 should sleep for 10-11 hours. This is based on scientific studies compiled by the National Sleep Foundation. Children need more sleep compared to adults because their bodies are still undergoing growth and development.