06 Jun

How we, adults, need an extra half hour of sleep in the morning…

And how we sometimes want to go back to our childhood when the only thing that parents demanded from us was to sleep and eat.
In a childhood we didn’t value sleep as we do now. Sleep is a natural part of anyone’s life at any age. And sound, healthy sleep is important for a child’s development from the first days of life.

It is needed to relieve stress accumulated during the day and restore strength!

When kids sleep, processes take place in the brain and other areas of the body that support
– growth;
– health;
– memory;
– cognitive development.
Information is solidified and stored in the long-term memory, human growth hormone is released, blood flow is sent to muscles to restore energy, broken-down tissues are rebuilt and nerve cells are rewired.
Thus, day and night sleep are extremely important for normal child development. Children who do not get enough sleep feel bad, are more likely to be cranky and are more at risk of developing various diseases.
Also, the consequence of lack of sleep can be a child’s irritability and tendency to risky behavior, especially in adolescence, which can affect problems in the Family, studies, development, and so on.
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, kids ages three to five should be getting 10 to 13 hours of shut-eye a day, and six- to 12-year-olds should sleep between nine and 12 hours every night.
But in a 2014 poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation in the United States, nearly a third of six- to 11-year-olds were estimated to get eight or fewer hours a night.

That is why it is so important to follow the recommendations of pediatricians.