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10. Don't elementary students need sleep too? If they start earlier, will they be getting enough sleep?

According to information retrieved from the National Sleep Foundation, the biology of a typical elementary age child is such that they are capable of falling asleep earlier than a typical middle school student and they are alert earlier in the morning. Click here for more information.

It is recommended that elementary age students sleep 10-11 hours per night. Fortunately, the biology of the typical elementary age child is such that they are capable of falling asleep much earlier than a typical middle school student so an 8:00 p.m. bedtime is biologically feasible for an elementary student.