An important part of your children’s development is having quality sleep, due to the many important processes that take place during these hours. However, daily tasks and other responsibilities can push their bedtime, which can have some negative effects. That’s why at The Tutoring Center in Long Grove, we would like to tell you more about the importance of sleep.
Depending on their age, children should sleep an average of 10-11 hours. This will strengthen their immune system, allow the production of growth hormones, help to consolidate their memory, and bring many other benefits that will translate into a healthy growth and great academic achievement.
Having the right environment and sleeping habits is very important for a good night’s sleep. Check that the mattress is in good condition, change the bedding frequently and make sure to set the room temperature to around 65 degrees. Also, set a regular bedtime and create a routine that includes brushing their teeth, putting their pajamas on and other activities that set the right frame of mind for a restful night.
What to Avoid
It’s important to restrict the use of cellphones, laptops, and TV before going to bed; many studies indicate that the blue light emitted by those devices can disrupt sleep. Avoid serving large meals and drinks an hour before going to bed, otherwise your children will have to get up to go to the bathroom during the night.
Remember that trouble staying awake during the day, mood swings or snoring can be red flags for poor sleep quality. A healthy diet is also crucial for good development, so be sure to read this previous post containing some foods to help your children excel
If your children are struggling at school, there are many things you can do to help. At The Tutoring Center, we have created exclusive programs to assist our students in achieving their potential and academic goals. For further information about our programs, please call (847) 383-5654.