9 reasons- why your kid needs sound sleep- Importance & Benefits

  • The average kid has a busy day. There's school, taking care of your pets, running around with friends, going to sports practice or other activities, and doing your homework
  • By the end of the day, your body needs a break. Sleep allows your body to rest for the next day. Everything that's alive needs sleep to survive.
  • New research explains how vitamin ZZZ may help children fight obesity, avoid colds, and succeed in school.
  • Reason 2: Sleep promotes growth. You've probably had mornings where you've sworn your baby got bigger overnight, and you'd be right. Growth hormone is primarily secreted during deep sleep.
  • Reason 3: Sleep helps the heart. Experts are learning more about how sleep protects kids from vascular damage due to circulating stress hormones and arterial wall -- damaging cholesterol.
  • Reason 4. Sleep affects weight. There's increasing evidence that getting too little sleep causes kids to become overweight.
  • Reason 5. Sleep helps beat germs. During sleep, children (and adults) also produce proteins known as cytokines, which the body relies on to fight infection, illness, and stress.
  • Reason 6: Sleep reduces injury risk. Kids are clumsier and more impulsive when they don't get enough sleep, setting them up for accidents.
  • Reason 7. Sleep increases kids' attention span. Children who consistently sleep fewer than ten hours a night before age 3 are three times more likely to have hyperactivity and impulsivity problems by age 6.
  • Reason 8: Sleep boosts learning. A baby may look peaceful when he's sleeping, but his brain is busy all night long. Sleep aids learning in kids of all ages, and education experts are finding that naps have a particular
  • Reason 9:Sleep repairs cells – Similar to what happens in adults, sleep is crucial for repairing and rebuilding cells, every single night.

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