19 Dec The Importance of Children Sleeping Well
Although sleep difficulties occur at least a few nights per week for 75% of the population, the importance of children sleeping well cannot be over emphasized. A good night’s rest for children below the age of 18 is usually overlooked because although 90% of American parents think their child is sleeping enough, the reality is that 60% of children in high school experience extreme daytime sleepiness. It is now reported that children get an hour less sleep every 24 hours than they did 30 years ago. This one hour loss should concern you as a parent because it is equivalent to the loss of at least two years of cognitive maturation and development. It is important to note that sleep disorders that occur in children differ from those in These disorders or disruptions in children’s sleep patterns can occur for reasons such as respiratory and airway disorders-which may be worsened by the type of pillow or mattress used, behavioral disorders and neurological disorders. There are strong correlations between childhood sleep disorders, concentration, behavior and mood problems.
The first thing that a parent should check to ensure their child has a good night’s rest is the level of comfort that their child is experiencing. If comfort is the major reason for loss of sleep, then a good pillow and mattress should be sought for the child. Some great solutions can be found in various stores such as the 2 Brothers Mattress Utah. Ensure that the mattress or pillow that your child is using doesn’t sabotage your child’s growth and development.