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How many hours of sleep should 9 yr old girl get? Competitive swimmer &martial artist. I have to call her 3 times to get up in the morning for school

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

A growing 9 yo should get no less than 9 and sometimes as much as 12 hours of sleep per day.
The actual need is influenced by mental activity (studying for tests/homework) and physical activity (competitive sports). Falling asleep during sedentary activities like watching TV, car rides, or difficulty rising in the AM suggest a sleep deficit.

In brief: Depends

A growing 9 yo should get no less than 9 and sometimes as much as 12 hours of sleep per day.
The actual need is influenced by mental activity (studying for tests/homework) and physical activity (competitive sports). Falling asleep during sedentary activities like watching TV, car rides, or difficulty rising in the AM suggest a sleep deficit.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Al Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Sleep hygiene

Meaning: retiring early, avoiding physical activity at night, TV, computers, smart phones, etc.
quiet room. Not waking up easily in the morning reflects sleep deficit, good luck

In brief: Sleep hygiene

Meaning: retiring early, avoiding physical activity at night, TV, computers, smart phones, etc.
quiet room. Not waking up easily in the morning reflects sleep deficit, good luck
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