• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

What Is Normal Sleep For 8 Yr Old?
0

10 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

VydorScope    31

So we put my 8yr old son in bed around 830pm and he is allowed to read for 15-30 mins, then after that he goes to sleep. He sleeps many nights right through to 8 or 9 am. So figure he is getting around 10 hours a night. That seems excessive to me, esply since the neighborhood kids are out playing later, much later, and still get up for public school. If we let him stay up later, his behavior the next day is effected.

I only sleep around 5hours... so Dunno if I am a good benchmark. :)

What is normal for 8 year old?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Sesara    1

So we put my 8yr old son in bed around 830pm and he is allowed to read for 15-30 mins, then after that he goes to sleep. He sleeps many nights right through to 8 or 9 am. So figure he is getting around 10 hours a night. That seems excessive to me, esply since the neighborhood kids are out playing later, much later, and still get up for public school. If we let him stay up later, his behavior the next day is effected.

I only sleep around 5hours... so Dunno if I am a good benchmark. :)

What is normal for 8 year old?

That actually sounds like an excellent amount of sleep for an 8 year old. People aren't aware of it in our society often, but most kids are actually chronically sleep deprived, which itself can give kids symptoms of ADHD when they don't actually have it. Here's a handy guide: http://www.webmd.com/parenting/guide/sleep-children

So you should pat yourself on the back for meeting your son's needs for sleep here. We struggle with sleep a lot in our house - it is very difficult making sure my 22 month old gets enough sleep, since he has had chronic waking issues since birth that miraculously seem to be clearing up now that we have gone gluten free.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MitziG    94

Yeah, that is pretty normal. My 8 yr old needs about 9-10 hrs. If he gets less, look out! He is homeschooled so we don't usually have a strict waking up time unless we have an appt or something. He usually pops out of bed about 9 or 10 hrs after he went there!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
maximoo    39

sounds right. those other kids in neighborhood aren't sleeping enuf. Wait till the teenage years. Sleeping 12-14 hrs isn't unusual for some teens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Mom2J112903    0

VERY typical! My 8yr old is down at 8p and is snoozing by 830p most nights. He goes down at 8p because he starts his feeds at that time. Even before the g-tube, 8p was bedtime because otherwise he is a bear with a sore bumm! Before the tube he was up by 630am and just not a happy camper. Now that he is feeling better, we get at least 7am out of him, but more like 730 before he is awake and HAPPY. He sleeps soooo much better now!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mom-of-Two    7

Actually an 8 year old NEEDS 10-11 hours a night! So you are right on track. :)

My kiddo will be 8 in August and loves her 11 hours. I am a HUGE believer in sleep for kids, it plays such a big role in mood, staying healthy, concentration, etc. and a good routine is a wonderful thing, especially during school months. For school, my daughter is asleep by 8pm and up at 7am. She sleeps a bit later on weekends, and during the summer might stay up closer to 9pm, then sleeps her 11-12 hrs a night!

Don't worry about those neighborhood kids :) they are TIRED the next day!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


kareng    1,992

My boys were in bed by 8:30 and asleep by 8:35. Had to get up about 7 for school. Had the same times for summer, too. This was from about 3 years until 10. Then stayed up half hour longer at 10.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Minette    0

My twins are 6.5, so I don't know how much will change by the time they're 8. But generally they're asleep by 8:30 and we have to wake one of them up around 7:00 for school/camp. (The other one is an early riser -- generally up by 6:30 on her own -- today she was up at 6:00!)

On weekends they barely sleep in because they're just in the habit of getting up early, but if we go on vacation they start sleeping another 30-60 minutes (even the early riser).

I wish I could get them to sleep even earlier, but there just isn't time since we don't even get home until almost 6:00.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,921
    • Total Posts
      938,703
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,850
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    rachellelnd@gmail.com
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Ah yes... dry beans. I am fortunate to live near a plant that only processes beans, pulses and rice (Western Rice Mills if you're on the west coast). I doubt that they test, but I would suspect that the biggest part of the risk with that type of food is in the plant where they pack them, as things like barley pearls and wheat berries are often sold as dried goods and would probably be done on the same lines. I would agree that dry beans could be problematic depending on source. 
    • No, Armour has always been gluten free.  The formulation changed a few years back and during the switch, there was a shortage.  That has long since resolved.  Forest Pharmaceuticals (manufacturer of Armour) was bought out by Activas in 2015.  They increased the price!  Now it is comparable to synthetic.   Imtried to find a good and reputable source about the history of thyroid replacement.  Here is one link -- the story is pretty accurate, but the site is trying to sell you stuff.   https://thyroidpharmacist.com/articles/the-history-of-natural-desiccated-thyroid-medications/  
    • If she is now at a public school, accommodations can be made for disabilities.  Here is a link that explains a 504 plan and an IEP, but you will have to investigate based on your state.   https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/advocacy-resources/section-504-and-written-management-plans https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/504-plan/the-difference-between-ieps-and-504-plans http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/504-plans.html https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html i am not very knowledgeable about this subject, so I encourage you to contact your school district for help.  Your doctor might be a good resource too.   You might consider homeschooling until she has been diagnosed and has received treatment.  The Department of Education can direct you to homeschooling resources.  There are lots of wonderful programs out there and you can get financial support.   I wish you all well!  
    • You make a good point about being neurotic. I'm slowly getting better. I guess time will tell. But thank you for the insight.   As far as roommates go, that's a good idea. I've definitely been thinking about that. But these guys are my best friends and the process of getting a new roommate this late in my schooling might be hard. Although, I will keep my eye out for the opportunity. 
    • Hello I understand what you are going thru. My son almost died from going 27 years without figuring out it was gluten and then corn causing all the illness. I brought him to Drs, none of them figured out gluten intolerance. Oh they told us he had everything else. Then as time went on, he found out he has issues with corn. Corn has identical genetic make-up as gluten.  Corn is sneaky and everywhere. Contact the manufactures, ask them if there is a chance of contamination or corn ingredient in their products. My son gets neurological problems when gluten/cornized. Anxiety, obsessive thoughts, can not think. He had to be taken out of school and homeschooled. He just found out the digestive enzymes he was taking contain an enzyme that is grown on barley. Enzymedic basic.  My suggestions for you are, seriously go find another place to live. You need your mind and health to continue school. If you don't and continue living where you are, school will suffer. In your spare time, find out all you can about gluten and what other foods act like gluten in the body. Like I said, corn has the same genetic make up as gluten, some people can not eat rice either. This is something that is doable, it is just becoming very aware of what goes in the mouth. Please find another place to live. You don't need to deal with those jerks, you have enough going on with school and health. There might be other people in your school that are celiac or gluten sensitive. Find them, post notes up, start a newsletter about gluten free lifestyle. I bet there are many people that would welcome that newsletter.  You don't need to do this alone!   You are the most important person in your life, you deserve to feel good and be respected! Stay away from those that don't respect you. Search out those that will.  Eating out is something that can be done, find those places that will work with you. Ask to have burgers or meat cooked on aluminum foil. Fresh veggies, fruits all gluten free. Again, research restaurants in your area willing to work with you. Even call the manager and talk to them. All the best to you!  Hang in there.   
  • Upcoming Events