U.S. Kids Getting Enough Sleep After All: Survey

Amounts reported for infants, children, teens in line with CDC recommendations

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Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate the body's sleep-wake cycles.

Freedman Harris also stressed that the amounts of sleep found in the study aren't necessarily the ideal for kids' health. "It does help to guide treatment recommendations though, if a child is significantly higher or lower, sleep-wise, than the average," she said.

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For more on sleep, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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