Status: Little or no detectable change

Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
65.6 percent (2018-19)

70.6 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

65.9 percent of children aged 4 months to 14 years got sufficient sleep based on parent report in 2016-17

Increase the proportion of children who get sufficient sleep

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


Many children in the United States don’t get enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep is linked to heart problems, obesity, and diabetes — and it can affect concentration, learning, mood, and behavior. Strategies to make it easier for children to get enough sleep include later school start times, parent education, and behavioral interventions.