Parents advised: Teach children about sleep

Youngsters need to know about the value of getting enough rest each night, parents have been told

Youngsters need to know about the value of getting enough rest each night, parents have been told

Teaching children the importance of sleep is something all parents should do, one expert has stated.

In an article for the Los Angeles Times, Dr Judith Owens, a sleep researcher at Brown Medical School in Providence, described how the value of slumber needs to be ingrained in all youngsters.

“Parents need to take this as seriously as eating right, using seatbelts and putting on sunscreen,” she stated.

People were advised to encourage their kids to get to bed at a reasonable hour in order to help them perform well at school.

Lack of time resting on a mattress can cause youngsters to get into a cycle of sleep deprivation, so they are constantly tired and find it hard to stay motivated, Dr Owen warned.

Elsewhere, Dr Mark McDaniel from Washington University recently noted that a study he conducted in the US suggested that the more rest people have, the better their ability to recall information.

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