It is just different growing up today
No wonder children today aren’t getting enough sleep?
Now more than ever our children are bombarded with messages, overt and subliminal, wrangling with expectations both perceived and real, which when coupled with the casualties of modern living, stressed and divorced parents, stressed and still together parents, over-scheduling and long school days, can greatly impact on their mental wellbeing: more children than ever before suffer with stress, depression, anxiety and sadness. Sleep, or rather difficulty falling asleep, is one of the most obvious tell-tale signs that ‘something’s up’.
In general, children today sleep for one hour less than they did 25 years ago.
And the use of screens before bedtime is making matters worse.
Our Children need their sleep for so many reasons:
- To grow their bodies
- Fight off diseases
- Store memories
- Digest the impressions of their days
- Grow their mussels
- Build a strong immune system
Over time lack of sleep in children can lead to:
- Bad mood
- Bad behaviour
- More accidents and injuries
- Problems with memory
- Lack of concentration
- Learning problems
- Performance problems
- Slower reaction times
- Overeating and obesity
Why sleep is so important
In this whitepaper we sum up on the latest research about sleep. Download it now to get more insight on sleep