CAFFEINE AND SLEEP Here are few fast facts about sleep and
caffeine for children and adults.
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- Nearly 70% of children experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or snoring.
- The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control recommends that newborns get 16 hours of sleep daily (naps included).
- Pre-school kids need 11-12 hours of sleep per night.
- School-aged children should get 10-11 hours per night.
- Only 20 percent of teenagers get the recommended 9-10 hours of sleep a night.
- Adults need 7-8 hours of sleep on average.
- Caffeine (a sleep disrupter) is found naturally in foods (coffee, tea and chocolate for example) although it is added to many beverages.
- Caffeine takes 10-15 minutes to appear in blood stream and peaks about 60-90 minutes after consuming.
- In 3-5 hours, the caffeine level is cut in half.
- It takes caffeine 10-12 hours to be out of your system.