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Children need more hours of sleep at night

Galveston County Daily News, November 15, 2012

In this week’s Keeping Kids Healthy column by UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly: Children between 5 and 12 years old need about nine to 12 hours of sleep every night. Sleep is important for children because it has an effect on their mental and physical well-being. The hormone that stimulates growth is released while a child sleeps.


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