How much sleep is good for kids?
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Many adults look back at their childhood days, confused about how they could have ever fussed about laying down for a much needed night’s rest.
With hectic schedules and multiple extracurricular and scholastic obligations, it is more important than ever for both parents and their children to ensure that they are receiving adequate sleep each night so that they may perform optimally mentally, emotionally, and physically. Sleep is connected directly to the hormonal response of the body. Therefore, inadequate sleep could lead to health issues and concerns such as obesity. Lack of sleep can also effect cognitive functions needed to perform adequately in school.
So How Much Sleep is “Enough” Sleep?
The answer is highly debated. The number of hours that each person needs in order to function optimally depends largely upon the age, gender, and activity level of the individual Therefore, instead of providing strict guidelines, I will provide some tools for getting the most out of your “good-night’s rest”
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