Handy Chart Tells You The EXACT Time Your Kids Should Go To Bed

9 December 2017, 11:55

children's recommended sleeping chart

Sweet dreams are made of these handy life hacks that show you when your five to 12-year-olds should be going to sleep.

We've all tried to push the boundries when it came to our bedtimes as children.

But kids nowadays might not get off so easily thanks to this handy life hack that indicates when children's bedtimes should be according their age.

Sorry kids.

sleeping chart for children

Thanks to lifehacker.com, parents of five to 12-year-olds can judge what time their little ones should be drifting off to the land of nod based on their wake-up time and age.

For example, according to the chart, a five-year-old whose wake-up time is 6:30am is recommended to be asleep by 7:15pm the night before. 

Whereas a 12-year-old whose wake up time is lets say 6:45am is suggested to go to bed around 9:00pm.

Another example taken from the chart, which was originally posted by Wilson Elementary School of Kenosha, WI, shows that if an eight-year-old is due to wake up at 7:00am their suggested bedtime should be 8:30pm. Whereas a nine-year-old with the same wake-up time should nod off at 8:45pm.

The author of the blogpost Melanie Pinola said that the chart was a handy alternative to the National Sleep Foundations guidelines adding another nifty tip at the end to help get your kids to bed on time.

"If anything, you can print out the chart and post it somewhere prominent with the bedtime highlighted as an “official” reminder that, kid, this is your bedtime and you gotta go to sleep."