Lack of Sleep among S'pore Kids - pls share your views

Parental influence on children in the first 12 years of their lives have a permanent effect. Unfortunately, children come with no user manual. Each child is different from the other. Discuss how to handle emotional and educational needs of your child here.

How many hours of sleep does your kid (primary school) have?

< 8 hours
13
34%
8 - 9 hours
8
21%
9 - 10 hours
14
37%
> 10 hours
3
8%
 
Total votes : 38

Lack of Sleep among S'pore Kids - pls share your views

Postby PSLEmom » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:21 am

Ref: The Straits Times , 23 SEP 2010
Lack of Sleep giving children a big headache - by Salma Khalik

According to a survey done among 2873 children by NUS, 4 in 5 children in S'pore between 6-16 years of age suffer from some form of headache"
.......and for some, the lack of a good night's sleep is to blame"

Dear Parents,
I'm getting really concerned as one of my children is suffering from lack of sleep and also ends up getting migraine attacks everytime, she is under stress. I had discussed this with other parents and most of them have been complaining that it takes a longer time for their children to fall asleep and by the time they are in deep slumber it is time to get up for school!!!! This is inspite of the fact that they have had a hectic day of activities at school. Kindly share your experiences, concerns & comments....tks.

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Postby Augmum » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:27 am

yes...my gal also lacks of sleep when comes to secondary school.....
some of her classmates/schoolmates sleep for only 5-6 hrs a night

so when comes to choosing sec school...parents really need to re-consider the travelling distance
as it will further "deprieve" of their kids' sleep hours......no Joke.....

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Postby Brenda10 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:06 pm

I also saw this report in Wanbao last night.

They stated:

7 years old need 10.5 hours of sleep
8 years old need 10.25 hours
9 years old need 10 hours
10 years old need 9.75 hours
11 years old need 9.5 hours
12 years old need 9.25 hours

My child (11 years old) usually sleep around 10.30 and weak up 6.30 during the school day, that equ to 8 hours which is still 1.5 hour shortage than the desire need.

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Postby BlurBee » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:43 pm

Brenda10 wrote:I also saw this report in Wanbao last night.

They stated:

7 years old need 10.5 hours of sleep
8 years old need 10.25 hours
9 years old need 10 hours
10 years old need 9.75 hours
11 years old need 9.5 hours
12 years old need 9.25 hours

Oh, cannot let my DD (7yo) reads this. Then she will hv excuse to wake up late. :P

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Postby Brenda10 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:46 pm

BlurBee wrote:
Brenda10 wrote:I also saw this report in Wanbao last night.

They stated:

7 years old need 10.5 hours of sleep
8 years old need 10.25 hours
9 years old need 10 hours
10 years old need 9.75 hours
11 years old need 9.5 hours
12 years old need 9.25 hours

Oh, cannot let my DD (7yo) reads this. Then she will hv excuse to wake up late. :P


Hi, How many hours she got for the sleep?

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Postby BlurBee » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:49 pm

Brenda10 wrote:
BlurBee wrote:Oh, cannot let my DD (7yo) reads this. Then she will hv excuse to wake up late. :P


Hi, How many hours she got for the sleep?

She sleeps from 11pm - 8.30am, which is 9.5hrs.

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Postby Brenda10 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:58 pm

BlurBee wrote:
Brenda10 wrote:
BlurBee wrote:Oh, cannot let my DD (7yo) reads this. Then she will hv excuse to wake up late. :P


Hi, How many hours she got for the sleep?

She sleeps from 11pm - 8.30am, which is 9.5hrs.


Oh. Your one is 1 hour shortage. Still quite ok lah.

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Postby PSLEmom » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:08 pm

How about getting our kids to sleep??? Count 100 sheep?

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Postby BlurBee » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:21 pm

Brenda10 wrote:Oh. Your one is 1 hour shortage. Still quite ok lah.

:lol:
Actually I feel that 9hrs of sleep is sufficient for her.

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Postby Jennifer » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:40 pm

My elder boy must get enough sleep, else he wld suffer giddiness, vomitting n headache. At home, he goes to bed latest 10pm and wakes up at 6am on weekdays. Still short if wld to adhere to the recommendation in the report. Come Sat/Sun, he can sleep till 10am.

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