Children Who Lack Sleep Show Negative Impact on Brain Development

Posted September 26, 2022 by TotallyShutters

Lack of sleep in children can negatively impact their brain development, leading to problems with attention and memory. Parents should help kids sleep better by adjusting their bedtime routines.
[UK, 26/09/2022] According to a recent sleep research on young children, elementary-grade kids who don't sleep enough develop differently from those who sleep well. It increases their risk of developing mental health problems, like depression and anxiety. They might also have trouble remembering things, solving problems, or making decisions. Additionally, the research found that these effects were still present after two years, suggesting that the harm done by a lack of sleep is long-term.

Parents need to make sure their children are getting enough sleep. Otherwise, they could be doing lasting damage to their brain development. Young children must get the recommended 9-12 hours every night to help them stay healthy both physically and mentally.

Regular Sleep Routine
To help young children sleep better at night, parents should create a bedtime routine and stick to it every night. A regular sleep schedule will help children know when to start winding down for the day. Children who are too excited or wound up before bed may have trouble falling asleep.

Comforting Objects
Some children may find sleeping with a soft toy or blanket helpful. These items can provide a sense of security, helping them feel safer and more relaxed. If a child typically sleeps with a parent, they may need extra time to adjust to sleeping in their own bed.

Bedroom Conducive to Sleep
Parents should make sure the bedroom is quiet, dark, and cool. A white noise machine can help drown out any outside noise that might awaken a sleeping child. Blackout blinds are also ideal. Totally Shutters offers blackout blinds that parents can use to prevent light from entering while also blocking out external noises, helping kids sleep soundly through the night.

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Last Updated September 26, 2022