Sleep Needs for Children
A sleeping child.



How to Cite

Smith, Suzanna. 2012. “Sleep Needs for Children: FAR0042/FM181, 10/2012”. EDIS 2012 (10). Gainesville, FL.


“Does your school-aged child complain about being sleepy during the day, doze off in class, or yawn a lot? Does he or she go to bed late or have trouble falling asleep? If so, your child may not be getting enough sleep.” This 2-page Family Album Radio transcript was written by Suzanna Smith and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, October 2012.


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