Monitor children’s sleep habits, parents advised

Keeping an eye on youngsters' bedtime routines and moods can help parents determine how much sleep their kids need, one expert has stated.

Keeping an eye on youngsters’ bedtime routines and moods can help parents determine how much sleep their kids need, one expert has stated.

Monitoring children’s sleeping habits and the effects they have on them the following day, has been recommended by one expert.

Medical director of the Florida Sleep Institute Dr William Kohler described how failing to get enough sleep can cause children to suffer from lack of concentration in school.

In many cases, modern technology can be the cause of why many youngsters toss and turn on their mattress rather than drift off peacefully, he explained.

“When children stay up late at night texting in bed or playing computer games, they are increasing their risk for neurocognitive problems.”

Dr Kohler expanded on this, stating that staying up late on a weekend and then laying in bed longer in a morning can disrupt weekday routines.

To combat this, he recommended adults sit down with their offspring daily and record a sleep log, so they can asses how much slumber a kid needs.

Slightly younger children can often suffer from snoozing issues due to a development of their imagination and therefore, an increase in the occurrence of nightmares, the National Sleep Foundation stated.

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