How much sleep does your child need?

Sleep plays a vital role in children's overall health and development, but just how much should they be getting? We'll dive into the details of why your child needs quality sleep and the benefits it can offer. Read on to know why children between 3-12 years need quality sleep, the benefits they reap from getting enough rest and tips on helping them to get the right amount. From improved intelligence to better physical coordination, you'll learn all about the importance of restful sleep.

Most children need between 10 and 12 hours of sleep each day. Preschoolers (3 to 5 years old) need about 11 to 13 hours. School-aged children (6 to 13 years old) need at least 9 to 11 hours. Teenagers (14 to 17 years old) need about 8 to 10 hours. Apart from the hours of sleep, the quality of sleep also matters. Needless to say, nutritious food, an active lifestyle, emotional stability and a routine are important to growth. But that becomes pointless if your child is simply tossing and turning in bed. It deprives him or her from the much needed Growth Hormones(GH). 

While you, as a parent or a caregiver, focus on the visible factors of growth - balanced meals, a safe home, activities to keep them busy and the like. But like many parents, you may have overlooked the need for a children’s mattress. You likely settled for an adult mattress that is designed to resolve the pains and aches common in adults. It probably never crossed your mind that these mattresses would cause sleep problems for your child. This is why you need SleepyTales SleepToGrow children’s mattress.

SleepyTales SleepToGrow mattress is designed with inputs from parents and pediatricians, backed by research and developed with cutting edge technology. A unique mattress for kids that helps them grow as they sleep.

Here are some of the specific benefits good sleep can offer your child:

  • Improved mental health – Good sleep helps keep a child’s mind sharp, while lack of sleep can impair thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Improved physical health – Poor sleep increases the risk of chronic illness such as diabetes and obesity, while regular adequate sleep helps to keep children healthy.
  • A stronger immune system – Sleep helps the body fight off infection, so making sure your child gets enough rest can help protect them from getting sick.
  • Better behavior – Not getting enough sleep can lead to mood swings, impulsivity, trouble concentrating and difficulty controlling emotions. Good sleep makes it easier for children to control themselves and behave better in social situations. 
  • Reduced stress – Adequate sleep helps reduce stress levels in children by helping them stay better focused during school activities.  

It cannot be stressed how important quality sleep is for a child during his/her precious growing years. We understand how crucial the right mattress for children can be. As a parent you should not miss out this important aid in your child’s growth.  Buy a SleepyTales SleepToGrow mattress NOW.