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New guidelines from doctors who specialize in sleep disorders map out how much sleep children of every age should get.

Babies ages 4 months to 1 year should sleep 12 to 16 hours per day, including naps, according to the guidelines. And children ages 1 to 2should sleep 11 to 14 hours per day, according to the new guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Children ages 3 to 5 should sleep 10 to 13 hours per day, whereas children ages 6 to 12 should sleep 9 to 12 hours per day, the guidelines said. And teenagers ages 13 to 18 should sleep 8 to 10 hours per day, according to the guidelines, which are the first set of recommendations for children that this group of sleep specialists has issued.



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