Children's sleep advice lacks evidence

Recommendations on how much sleep children should get are "plucked out of thin air", say Australian experts, who have panned an entire century’s worth of guidelines on the topic.

Reviewing recommendations dating back to 1897, Adelaide experts say the message has always been the same: children need more shut-eye, regardless of how much they are actually getting.

They found that while children are indeed sleeping less over time, the amount of

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