Lack of sleep ''impacts on a child''s development''
A child's development can be severely affected by a lack of
This is the expert opinion of Juliet Newson, sleep therapist at
Sleep Clinic (mill-pond.co.uk), who stated that naps are of great
importance to youngsters.
She said dozing off is all about "storing and processing all [of]
their learning" and this type of rest consists mainly of rapid eye
"Sleep breeds sleep, so if they have good naps it will help in the
night time," Mr Newson observed.
In terms of what areas will be affected by poor slumber,
concentration and learning are the two picked out most often.
Kids could become
clumsier, while links have also been found between obesity and
Another person who advocates a proper bedtime routine is Sammy
Margo, author of The Good Sleep Guide and The Good Sleep Guide for
Kids, who noted kids will be set up for life if they are taught
best practices at a young age.
Posted by Michael Ewing