Getting enough sleep is critical for everyone. This is especially true for children. We know that sleep is important for proper brain development in infants. Studies with animals suggest that sleep is as vital as food for survival.
Sleep affects how children feel and function. By insuring that your child is getting enough sleep, you are supporting your child’s health, growth, and development, as well as psychological well-being and his or her ability to learn. Make sleep a top priority and help your child to set a schedule that allows enough time for sleep. Children often benefit from a relaxing bedtime routine to make the transition to s
leep. For strategies for encouraging healthy sleep habits in children,