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Less Than Half of American Children Get Enough Sleep Each Night. How Do We Fix It?

By Stack MVP, 10/29/19, 2:45PM CDT

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Simply following a handful of these 18 rules for better sleep consistently can be enough to make a big difference in your shuteye.

How much sleep is enough for children?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nine hours a night is the magic number.

New research presented at the AAP's National Conference found that only 48% of school age children in America get at least nine hours of sleep most weeknights, and that those who do exhibit greater signs of "childhood flourishing."