Having a healthy sleep pattern, and maintaining this over time, is very important for all age ranges, but particularly important in children and teenagers.
Dr Philip Tam, Psychiatrist and Knox Researcher in Residence
In fact, along with having a healthy, balanced diet and doing regular physical exercise, it is one of the ‘foundation stones’ of building physical and mental wellbeing.
Current research shows that primary school age children require 9-10 hours of quality (ie. unbroken, uninterrupted) sleep each night, and teenagers need 8-9 hours sleep.