Why is Sleep Important to Growing Children?

Our friends at Positive Health Wellness have some great information for all the parents out there! We know sleep is important to function, especially as an adult. But how does it really affect growing children?

Every human being needs some type of sleep. In fact, every creature on the Earth needs some type of sleep. We all function on different levels.

For some people, four or five hours is enough. They feel refreshed and ready to take on another day. Some people need six to eight hours of sleep to get that same feeling. There is nothing bad about needing more or less sleep, as long as you get enough for your body to repair and rest.

When it comes to children, it seems like they can sleep all day. You just have to look at babies to know that sleep is essential to their development. Babies can sleep for 16-18 hours a day when they’re first born. As they get older, they sleep less, but they will need rest more frequently. They’ll have naps during the day to be able to handle the rest of whatever life throws at them.

But why is this sleep so important? Just what is it about growing children that requires extra sleep throughout the day? Here’s a look at everything you need to know about sleep and child development.

Read the full blog here on Positive Health Wellness’ site: https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/beauty-aging/sleep-important-growing-children/ 

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