Sleep is a vital component
of a child's growth and parents need to ensure they are teaching their young
ones good bedtime habits.
This is the view of chartered physiotherapist and author of The Good Sleep
Guide, Sammy Margo, who said that the growth hormone is released during sleep,
which highlights the importance of children getting a good night's rest.
She stated that getting as much shut eye as possible is less vital as a person
gets older and 80-year-olds can get away with just six or seven hours a night,
whereas a toddler will need between ten and twelve hours.
According to research conducted by bed linen brand Bedeck, the best way to
ensure you are getting the perfect night's sleep is to go to bed at 10pm,
wearing pyjamas and drinking a relaxing cup of tea before switching the lights
"It is fundamental is to teach your kids good sleep habits," Ms Margo
remarked, before adding that children need a bedtime routine that enables them
to have some quiet time.
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Sleep disorder treatment news : 9 March 2012