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Can sleeping boost children’s immune system?


Adequate sleep assists not only in rest and recovery but also can help to boost children's immune system, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Benefits of quality sleep

The recommended amount of sleep:

kid sleeping It varies based on age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

  • Infant under 1 year: 12 to 16 hours
  • Children 1 to 2 years old: 11 to 14 hours
  • Children 3 to 5 years old: 10 to 13 hours
  • Children 6 to 12 years old: 9 to 12 hours
  • Teenagers 13 to 18 years old: 8 to 10 hours

Of course, there are more ways to boosting your children’s immunity. You may read the article 5 snacks to boost your children's immunity to find out more.