For most adults, lounging in bed sounds like luxury – but when it comes to children, they always need some convincing to get a good night’s sleep.
Good quality sleep is vital for children. Without it, kids are more likely to experience behavioural problems and mood swings. Kids who sleep longer generally also have longer attention spans.
It’s also important to remember that growth hormones are secreted while children sleep, and sleep is also a key time for the brain to restore itself and consolidate everything it has learned during the day.
Experts recommend the following sleeping patterns for Australian children as they grow:
Five ways to help your children have good quality sleep each night:
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