Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
65.0 percent (2020-21)
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
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.
Topics: Children, Child and Adolescent Development, Sleep
Workgroup: Early and Middle Childhood Workgroup