Sleep is an important factor in all our lives. Find out how much sleep your child needs.
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Sleep isn't just an important factor for our rest, and renew energy for our body is also important because of dreams when we dream we process all the events of daily life. Getting a good night's sleep is very important to a child's well-being and for school success. If children are not sleeping well the consequences may be problems with behavior and they become hyperactive and disagreeable. One more reason get enough sleep is helping growth and immune system.
How much sleep a child needs depends on the individual.
Here are some approximate numbers based on age:
A newborn sleeps between 16-19 hours per day
3 month sleeps between 13-15 hours per day
6-12 month sleeps between 12-14 hours per day
1-3 years sleeps between 10-12 hours per day
pre-school child sleeps between 10-12 hours every night
school child sleep about 10 hours every night
teenager sleep between 8-9houres every night
Jessica Alexander of The Sleep Council says "A bedtime ritual teaches the brain to become familiar with sleep times and wake times.” “It programs the brain and internal body clock to get used to a set routine.”
Who is responsible for teaching to children to have a bedtime routine are parents.
Example for bedtime routine:
Let your child calm down by playing a quiet game together. Get them to brush their teeth and go to the toilet etc. Listen to some soft music. Read or tell a story. Tuck your child in with their blanket, teddy bear or some other thing that makes them feel secure
More relaxation tips for teenager:
Avoid TVs, mobiles/smartphones and other electronic gadgets, light or noise. The bedroom needs to be dark, quiet and tidy. It should smell fresh and be kept at a temperature of 18-24°C. A comfortable bed whit a good-quality mattress.