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.