Not getting enough sleep can affect how well kids do in school
Children who are sleep deprived are likely to have part of their brain that is responsible for organization, planning and problem solving temporarily impaired, which as a result makes it harder for them to prioritize given tasks.
Sleep deprived children tend to be moodier, impulsive, frustrated and quickly lose their temper than those who get enough sleep on nightly bases.
As a result, they tend to give up more quickly on challenging work.
Studies show that when children are sleep-deprived, their brain slips into short but regular “sleep-like” patterns and as a result they are constantly “spaced out” in class and get distracted easily and have trouble concentrating.
Lack of sleep in children as well as adults has a negative effect on storing new information from short term memory to long term memory. As a result, it is harder for their brain to retain new knowledge. Another crucial affect sleep deprivation has on children’s brain is it interferes with the formation and recall of long-term memories. Overtired kids are slower at their work as it is hard for them to remember what they’ve just learned and may also forget it by next day.
Even minor changes in sleep can impair a school kid's learning, memory, attention, concentration; not to mention any biological processes that are also compromised.
These days children want to stay up late as there's so much excitement in the house, that they want to be part of it and they tend to procrastinate and beg for more awake time.
It is absolutely crucial to establish a "sleep ritual" for young children that will help them quiet down and go to sleep.
Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information as well as support to give your kids a great night’s sleep.
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Categories Sleep for better health, Sveti Williams