Ellen Braaten, PhD

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The Importance of Sleep for Kids’ Emotional Well-being

Posted by Ellen Braaten, PhD on November 11, 2021

While every child is different, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends 9 to 12 hours of sleep per night for younger kids and 8 to 10 hours for teens. But, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control, only 1 in 4 high school students report getting at least 8 hours each night. Continue reading to learn how sleep can support kids' emotional wellness with insight from Ellen Braaten, PhD, executive director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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