The Benefits of Good Sleep for Children
It still is not known exactly why people need sleep, but it is known that sleep is a restorative period for the mind when the active waking day ceases. Sleep enables memories to be built through brain connections and helps manage the emotions of the day. A child who has interrupted sleep patterns or insufficient sleep presents with difficulties in concentration, memory and cognitive processes. Sleeplessness also results in a child who is unable to control emotions such as anger. The immune system is strengthened during sleep and body cell growth takes place during the night’s sleep.
Does Your Child have a Sleep Problem?
A sleep situation is only a problem if parents find it problematic to cope with. Different child sleep management styles are seen across cultures. Most research suggests that a tired child, unable to fall asleep within 30 minutes, waking during the night for support might require some management.
Does your baby, infant or child...
- have difficulty falling asleep?
- experience night awakenings?
- find it difficult to fall asleep after night awakenings?
- insist on an all night cafeteria service/TV/CD/DVD?
- wake too early or too late?
- appear not to need sleep?
If any of these situations describes your child then help can be provided for you.
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