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Yes. 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

·         Strengthen the immune system

·         Promote healthy growth

·         Increase attention span

·         Improve learning

·         Protect the heart

The recommended amount of sleep

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.