Sleep problems in children are oftentimes very different from the sleep troubles that beset grownups. Studies have established that children who do not receive enough sleep at night will oftentimes fall asleep in class, will not have the energy to exercise and will experience feelings of depression. Nightmares, bedwetting and sleepwalking are frequent symptoms of sleepproblems in children, so parents should know how to tackle these issues. If you are concerned about your youngsters sleeping habits, then read on for some valuable advice on getting them into a sleep schedule that will better their quality of life.
It is well known that a youngster who has a sleep problem will additionally develop behavioral and attention issues in school. A recent study reported that roughly 37% of all school aged children experience profound, nocturnal sleeping issues. Problems might include a reluctance to go to bed, disrupted sleep, nightmares and sleepwalking. Bedwetting or Nocturnal Enuresisin children that are older can also turn into a challenge. Sleep problems are also common in youngsters with attention deficit hyperactive disorder or ADHD. It is essential to try to work out if these issues, particularly if your youngster has problems falling asleep, are a side effect of any ADHD medication he or she might be taking.
Sleep problems in children can no doubt be overcome if a natural sleep schedule is followed to ensure that your youngster gets enough rest. Start by establishing a quiet time before bedtime. This is a great time to take a bath and read a story. By winding down and relaxing, your child will be able to drift off quicker. Once the body adapts to a set schedule, he or she is more likely to be sleepy at the same time each night. Chatting with your child about why sleep is important can also help. If your child suffers from nighttime panics or nightmares, then make her more comfy by turning on a night light in the bedroom and allowing her to sleep with a favorite teddy bear or other cuddly toy. Physical comfort, such as a firm sleep system is also key to a good night of sleep, as well as roomy and cozy pyjamas.
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