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Sniffle Solutions: Expert Q+A

How much sleep should my kids get each night?
They often seem overtired, and I worry they are more vulnerable to illness.

By Renee Martin for Sniffle Solutions

You’re right to be worried, because sleep deprivation does take a toll on the immune system. Getting adequate rest is important all the time, but it’s especially crucial during cold and flu season.

You may be surprised at just how much sleep your little ones need per night, because it’s often much more than adults typically get. The American Academy of Pediatrics makes the following recommendations for sleep requirements by age:

More Information on Sleep and Insomnia

Here's more information about sleep apnea, sleep and insomnia:

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