Screenshot 2014-05-01 12.31.56By Rachel Loucks, Rusk County Family Living Educator

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?  

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Read the fact sheet:


  1. Mednick, S. C. (2013). Napping helps preschoolers learn. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(43), 17171-17172.
  2. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2012).  Why is sleep important?
  3. National Sleep Foundation. (2013).  Children and sleep.
  4. Sleep for Kids.  (2013).  Why we sleep.