Galveston County Daily News November 15, 2012
In this week’s Keeping Kids Healthy column by UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly: Children between 5 and 12 years old need about nine to 12 hours of sleep every night. Sleep is important for children because it has an effect on their mental and physical well-being. The hormone that stimulates growth is released while a child sleeps.