At these ages, with social, school, and family activities, bedtimes gradually become later and later, with most 12-years-olds going to bed at about 9 p.m. There is still a wide range of bedtimes, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., as well as total sleep times, from 9 to 12 hours, although the average is only about 9 hours.
Moreover, why is it important to have regular sleep?
Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Sleep deficiency results in a higher than normal blood sugar level, which may increase your risk for diabetes. Sleep also supports healthy growth and development.
Why is it important for a baby to have a routine?
Routines give infants and toddlers a sense of security and stability. Routines help infants and toddlers feel safe and secure in their environment. Young children gain an understanding of everyday events and procedures and learn what is expected of them as routines make their environment more predictable.
What time is it when it's bedtime?
If you must wake up at 6:30 a.m. every morning, set your bedtime alarm for 11:00 p.m. to remind you to get in bed within the next 15 minutes (some people will set it about 8 hours before wake-up time — 10:30 p.m. — to give them enough time to get ready for bed).