Study: 40 percent of Czech children suffer from lack of sleep

40 percent of Czech children between the ages of 11 to 15 do not get sufficient sleep during working days, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Palacký University in Olomouc.

On average, children in this age group sleep roughly 8 hours a day during the week and 9.5 hours during weekend days. Using recommendations from the US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers highlighted that children up to the age of 12 need 12 hours of sleep a day, while teenagers need between 8 to 10 hours of sleep. The research team also found that teenagers actually sleep more than is required during weekends.

The study claims that children who spend more than two hours a day watching films, playing video games and using social media are much more likely to suffer from a sleep deficit.

Author: Tom McEnchroe