Lack of sleep is stressful for children’s bodies and minds. Without enough sleep, children are often less flexible, more emotional, and less focused. How can you establish a bedtime and nap routine?
Read the fact sheet:
- Mednick, S. C. (2013). Napping helps preschoolers learn. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(43), 17171-17172.
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2012). Why is sleep important? http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sdd/why.html
- National Sleep Foundation. (2013). Children and sleep. http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/children-and-sleep
- Sleep for Kids. (2013). Why we sleep. http://www.sleepforkids.org/html/why.html