School age sleep hygiene

Good sleep is important, not only at school age!
Good sleep is important, not only at school age!
Do your children sleep enough? Get to the bottom of this question for the benefit of your little one. You can find out what consequences a lack of sleep has for students in the article.

Do your children sleep enough? Get to the bottom of this question for the benefit of your little one. You can find out what consequences a lack of sleep has for students in the article.

Children have a much higher need for sleep than adults. This is age-dependent and can also vary greatly from child to child.

Schoolchildren between the ages of six and twelve should have 9 to 12 hours of daily sleep.

The need for sleep decreases with increasing age, so that adolescents between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can get by 8 to 10 hours at night.

If you are not sure how many hours your child sleeps, keep a sleep diary in which you enter the sleep and wake-up times over a period of about three to four weeks. So you have an overview of the bedtime and the duration of sleep.

Due to the increased media consumption even in the late evening, many children and adolescents sleep far too little today.

The ubiquitous smartphone entices the kids to surf in bed, play or be on the social networks. And all at the expense of sleep.

Sleep is important for concentration, performance and health. In addition, studies have shown that lack of sleep in children increases the risk of developing excess weight.

This is not the only reason why, as parents, you are required to ensure that you get enough sleep. Your children are therefore well prepared for the required achievements at school.

If your child is not tired in the evening, it is probably because they have not exhausted themselves enough during the day. Make sure that children have enough physical activity. If possible also outdoors.

This also strengthens the immune system and stimulates the cardiovascular system.

Clearly limit the use of digital media. In this way, you can help your child get enough sleep.