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Children and Sleep

Sleep is a vital need, essential to a child’s health and growth. Sleep promotes alertness, memory and performance. Children who get enough sleep are more likely to function better and are less prone to behavioral problems and moodiness. That is why it is important for parents to start early and help their children develop good sleep habits. How much sleep should my child get? Each child is different and has different sleep needs. This chart presents recommended hours of sleep that includes naps for children up to five years of age. How Much Sleep Should My Child Get? Age Hours Of Sleep 0 – 2 months 10.5 – 18 2 – 12 months 14 – 15 1 – 3 years 12 – 14 3 – 5 years 11 – 13 5 – 12 years 10 – 11 Children Need And Thrive On Routine The #1 tip for good sleeping habits […]

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Developing Productive Sleeping Habits in Kids for Lifelong Health

While over one-third of Americans regularly experience sleep deprivation, children shouldn’t have to suffer the same fate. Most adults don’t have great sleep patterns and probably don’t want that to trickle down to their children. By practicing good sleep habits early, you can keep kids healthy and resting well into their adulthood and also get some better sleep yourself in the process. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/firas-kittaneh/developing-productive-sle_b_6551046.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

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Help Kids Sleep All Night

Help Kids Sleep All Night www.webmd.com An astounding seven out of 10 children aren’t getting enough z’s. Here, five top children’s sleep-stealers, plus smart strategies that ensure sound slumber for them — and for you. You tuck your kids into bed with a kiss and a prayer…that they’ll drift off quickly and sleep through the night (so you can too!). Sadly, those z’s don’t always come easy: Nearly 70 percent of kids under age 10 experience some type of sleep problem, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And although sleep needs naturally decrease by about 15 minutes on average every year (1-year-olds require almost 14 hours daily, while a 17-year-old needs at least 8.25 hours), a startling 80 percent of kids ages 11 to 17 get less than the recommended amount, and 54 percent of 17-year-olds don’t get to bed before 11 p.m. Unfortunately, lost sleep can do more than […]

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