Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How much sleep your child need


Sufficient sleep is very important for a child's development. Refer to the chart on the left on how many hours of sleep your child need per day.

The was published in The Straits Times on Jan 5, 2009

Quotes from article:
Dr Lim Li Ling, director of Singapore General Hospital's Sleep Disorder Unit, said: 'When children don't get enough sleep, the consequences are significant. It affects their learning and growth.'

Dr Lim, a neurologist by training before specialising in sleep problems, said a lack of sleep also dampens creativity, and may cause emotional problems or even stunt their growth in height.

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