Getting children early to bed is not as easy as it seems but sleeping more is good for their health. We list few reasons for why children need to take longer naps and why parents need to make sure they are taking sufficient naps.
Builds brain cells
Sleep affects a child’s cognitive development so it’s important not to disown it as it keeps them away from mental health problems like depression, anxiety etc.
It affects weight
Getting little sleep causes kids to become overweight in infancy. It may also play a big role in weight gain, diabetes, with cardiovascular problems as well.
It helps fight germs
Sleeping more kids produce proteins known as cytokines that helps the body to fight infection, illness and stress. Less of sleep affect the production of cytokines that further affects the body’s capability to fight against germs and health issues.
Sleeping promotes growth
Growth hormone is mainly produced when the child is in deep sleep so it’s crucial as it has been found that kids with less sleeping habit have deficient levels of these hormones. Sleeping ensures that the body produces right amount of the hormones and chemicals to keep growing.
Sleeping less the child’s ability to focus, learn, emotion stabilization with school performance gets effected. Less of it makes kids more likely to have hyperactivity and impulsive problems.
Babies look cute while sleeping and their brain work while they sleep too. It aids learning in kids of all ages.
Having less sleep weakens the immune system and the body’s ability to fight illness is also affected which leads to acute health problems.
Sleep reduces injury risk.
Kids are clumsier and more impulsive when they don’t get enough sleep, setting them up for accidents.
Sleep repairs cells
Similar to what happens in adults, sleep is crucial for repairing and rebuilding cells, every single night.