Now that school is back in session for most of the Treasure Valley, your kids will need to get to bed early to be rested enough for a full day of school. But how much sleep is enough?  "If you have little kids you may be surprised to see how early you have to get your kid in bed."

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Studies show that the time  children need to sleep is around ten to twelve hours a night.  The younger your child the more sleep they need.  With that in mind how early should your child be going to bed?

According to the web site PopSugar…Wilson Elementary School in Kenosha, WI, did some research, found out exactly what time your child needs to go to bed according to their age and then posted it to their Facebook page to make it easier for parents to follow and plan out what time each age group needed to be in bed in order to get enough sleep, based on what time they get wake up in the morning.

If you have very young children, you may be surprised to see how early you have to get your child in bed.

If you child needs to be awake by 6:00am they need to be in bed by the following times:

  • 5 year olds by 6:45pm
  • 6 year olds by 7:00pm
  • 7 year olds by 7:15pm
  • 8 and 9 year olds by 7:30pm
  • 10 year olds by 8:00pm
  • 11 year olds by 8:15pm

If your child needs to be awake by 6:30am they need to be in bed by the following times:

  • 5 year olds by 7:15pm
  • 6 year olds by 7:30pm
  • 7 year olds by 8:00pm
  • 8 year olds by 8:00pm
  • 9 year olds by 8:15pm
  • 10 year olds by 8:30pm
  • 11 year olds by 8:45pm

If your child needs to be in awake up by 7:00am they need to be in bed by the following times:

  • 5 year olds by 7:30pm
  • 6 year olds by 8:00pm
  • 7 year olds by 8:15pm
  • 8 year olds by 8:30pm
  • 9 year olds by 8:45pm
  • 10 year olds by 9:00pm
  • 11 year olds by 9:15pm