Teacher Shares The Exact Time Kids Should Go To Sleep By Age In A Viral Post

What time your child should already be counting sheep while in bed is the eternal question that parents face. And everyone, whether they’re a parent or not, seems to have an opinion on the topic.

Now, a chart shared by Wilson Elementary School first grade teacher Stacy Karlsen is going viral and it sparked a discussion about the importance of sleep. We all know just how vital it is (especially for a growing child!), however, parents can’t agree on whether or not the advice on the chart is sound or impractical.

Listen beautiful relax classics on our Youtube channel.

The chart is simple to navigate. Simply look up how old your child is and what time they get up for school in the morning and you’ll know by what time they should already be off to Dreamland.

Teacher Stacy Karlsen shared a helpful chart that shows at what time kids should be going to bed, so they will feel well-rested

Image credits: Wilson Elementary

Sleep is vital for developing children

Image credits: ebpilgrim

Image credits: Vasyl Dolmatov

Wilson Elementary School is in Kenosha, Wisconsin. After the school shared the chart on Facebook, it got more than 463k shares.

“It’s taken this school by storm—and more so, because barely 200 kids attend here,” Karlsen told Fox 6 Milwaukee.

According to Karlsen, getting enough sleep is one way to help students be more focused and attentive during classes. Another part of the equation is a nutritious, healthy diet.

Meanwhile, school principal Yolanda Jackson-Lewis said that the amount of popularity the chart got was “crazy” and that she had to go back to her office and go to the school’s Facebook page to see for herself.

“We can tell who’s well-rested and ready for their day and those who maybe didn’t get enough sleep the night before,” Jackson-Lewis reiterated the importance of rest.

Karlsen said that she was “shocked” the post got this much attention and also pointed out that she didn’t make the chart up: “I found it coming across my personal page and I thought, ‘Wow, this is super helpful.’”

Getting enough sleep is essential if we want to live a high-quality life. But how much sleep is enough? According to the National Sleep Foundation, this amount changes as we grow older: babies, kids, and teenagers will need more; adults will need less.

Of course, a lot also depends on each individual, so you should be asking yourself if you feel healthy, happy, and productive with the current amount of sleep you’re getting.

The National Sleep Foundation has the following recommendations for how many hours of sleep we need:

Listen beautiful relax classics on our Youtube channel.

Newborn (0-3 months old): 14-17 hours
Infant (4-11 months old): 12-15 hours
Toddler (1-2 years old): 11-14 hours
Preschool (3-5 years old): 10-13 hours
School-age (6-13 years old): 9-11 hours
Teen (14-17 years old): 8-10 hours
Young Adult (18-25 years old): 7-9 hours
Adult (26-64 years old ): 7-9 hours
Older Adult (65 or more years old): 7-8 hours

Some people completely agreed with what the chart was suggesting

However, others had more negative opinions about the sleep chart

Source: boredpanda.com

Rating Teacher Shares The Exact Time Kids Should Go To Sleep By Age In A Viral Post is 5.0 / 5 Votes: 5
Please wait...