Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? NRSEC news September 2017 – from your friends at Northeast remote Surveillance and alarm, LLC
If not, it could affect more!How much sleep do your children need? If not, it could affect more! than sleepiness at school. Studies suggest there may be a link between skimping on sleep and being overweight. Sleep shortfalls may increase hunger hormones — so kids eat more. Also, kids are less likely to get exercise (and burn off calories) when they’re tired.
To help kids and teens get a good night’s sleep:.
- Remove TVs, computers, and gadgets from kids’ bedrooms.
- Avoid large meals before bedtime.
- Develop a regular bedtime routine.
- Set firm bedtimes and wake times.
- Make sure the bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing — and not
too hot or cold.
- Help kids quiet down a few hours before bedtime.
- Heavy studying, text messaging, or video games should
end in early evening.
How much sleep do school kids need? It depends on the child. But here are some general guidelines
from the National Sleep Foundation:
Ages 3-5: 11-13 hours
Ages 5-12: 10-11 hours
Ages 11-17: 9.5-9.25 hours
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