According to a recent CDC report, over one-third of children between the ages of 4 months to 17 years are not getting enough sleep. The researchers found sleep issues were more common among minority children and kids from a lower social-economic background. Numerous studies have linked a lack of sleep for children with numerous health and behavioral problems. In fact, one study showed that kids aged 3 to 7 who didn’t get enough sleep were more likely to have issues with attention, emotional control, and relationships later in childhood. Parents, take steps to help your children get enough sleep. Between ages 3 and 5, kids need 10 to 13 hours, including naps. From 6 to 12, they need 9 to 12 hours. And teenagers need at least 8 hours of sleep.