Based on advice from the Children’s National Organisation, oversleeping is not a problem, but is an important indicator of whether your child is sleeping adequately on a consistent basis. By regulating your child’s sleeping pattern, they should feel energised enough day-to-day to avoid oversleeping.

All human beings have relatively set sleep needs that differ across development, with children aged 4-6 needing between 10.5 to 11.5 hours, and children aged 7-11 needing between 9.5 to 10.5 hours. Find out more about how much sleep your child should be getting, take a look at our advice on this – http://advice.primarytimes.co.uk/index.php/2018/12/05/what-time-should-my-child-be-going-to-bed/

Knowing how much sleep your child needs is important and will help you establish a regular sleep period that is age appropriate in terms of duration and timing and which, in theory, will prevent oversleeping in your child.

To find out more tips on how to regulate your child’s sleeping pattern, visit Rise and Shine:

http://www.riseandshine.childrensnational.org

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