Saturday, July 13, 2013

5-6 year olds Need 10-13 Hours of Sleep!

New research confirms the need for children to have good, consistent sleep each night,  No surprise really.
  • Children who had consistent bedtimes had the cognitive edge in math, reading and spatial testing.
  • Not having a bedtime is a reflection of "chaotic family setting" (anything after 9 pm) which means the children are likely to skip breakfast or have a television in their rooms, both of which have negative impact on learning.
  • Families who don't have bedtimes also are lax about other things, such as nutrition or reading to their child.
  • Young children who do not get enough sleep have more problems with anger and aggression.
3-5 year olds typically need 11-13 hours of sleep and 5-12 year olds need 10-11 hours of sleep!  How is sleeping at your house?