• Sleep Keeps Kids Healthy From the Inside and Out

  • Sleep is one of the most important parts of a kid’s day. It lets them recuperate from a long day of playing and learning, and it provides the body with all the necessary recovery that is needed at a young age. When a child’s body is constantly growing and their mind is continuously expanding, it’s important to get enough rest. Here are just a few ways healthy sleeping habits can help your kids.

    Boosted Immunity Health: Losing too much sleep can cause serious drops in immunity. Adults who sleep less than 8 hours per night are more likely to get a cold during flu season. The same goes for children who do not get enough sleep. If other kids are getting sick, try and get yours in a bit earlier.

    More Positive Moods: Children who have better sleep habits are less likely to have depression and c self-esteem. By losing just a half hour of sleep each night, children are more at risk of feeling bad about themselves and the world around them then children who got an appropriate amount of sleep. Losing sleep now and again as children get older is normal. However, too much can begin to affect the mental health of the child.

    Better Attention and Retention: The better rested your child is, the more readily your child will attain and retain information from the world around them. Whether it’s at school or around their crib, your child will more easily process and remember information with better sleep. Students have a harder time concentrating with less sleep, and the brain is less coordinated than

    Added Physical Energy: Some parents might feel like active children can be a bad thing, due to the difficulty of controlling some overly active children. However, in reality, having an active child means that they are healthy and happy, and sleep ensures they stay that way. The more your child is willing to run around outside or expend energy with team sports, the healthier they will be physically. Also, active children are more likely to adopt and continue physical fitness habits in their later years.