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Why is good sleep important for children
According to Hopkinsallchildrens.org, sleep is an essential part of everyone’s daily routine and is also necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that children who regularly get adequate amounts of sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep can lead to high BP, obesity and even depression.
how long should babies sleep
Depending on the age, the hours of sleep for the child are different. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, infants under 1 year old 12 to 16 hours, children 1 to 2 years 11 to 14 hours, children 3 to 5 years 10 to 13 hours, children 6 to 12 years 9 to 12 hours And teens ages 13 to 18 should get 8 to 10 hours of sleep.
What happens if you don’t get enough sleep?
Children who do not get enough sleep can suffer from serious health issues. Creating the right sleeping pattern helps in strengthening the immunity of the child. People who do not get enough sleep are more likely to get sick when exposed to viruses. Inadequate sleep increases the stress hormone, cortisol, which leads to anxiety. Due to lack of sleep, a person eats more due to which there is a fear of increasing obesity.
ways to get good sleep
According to Hopkinsallchildrens.org, sleeping and getting up at the same time every day is necessary and important. One should sleep at the same time every night. To make the child sleep on time, keep the light low in the room, do not use gadgets and do not let the child do it about an hour before going to bed, take less caffeine, take a bath with lukewarm water. These are some very easy ways with the help of which you can put your baby to sleep on time and help him get good and adequate sleep.