Has the child slept enough?

During long holidays, most people sleep later than usual, so they often oversleep in the morning. However, for children who are about to take the vacation, it is necessary to get into the habit of going to bed early and getting up early. Next, Dr. Clove will talk about children’s sleep problems.

Has the child slept enough?

In order to understand this problem, you can ask yourself the following four questions:

    Does he have to wake up three or four times every morning? Is he tired all day long? Does he sleep all weekend?

If the answer to the above question is yes, then there is no doubt that the child does not get enough sleep.

What impact will lack of sleep have on children?

  1. Too little sleep can cause many behavioral problems, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and mood swings.

  2. Some studies have always believed that even a slight lack of sleep may make children’s academic performance unsatisfactory, difficult to concentrate, and unsatisfactory examination and overall school performance.

  3. Lack of sleep can also lead to bad eating habits and obesity.

School-age children need 10-12 hours of sleep per night, while many children can only sleep 7-8 hours per night-or even less.

The reason is that some parents themselves lack sufficient sleep, so they feel that [not enough sleep] is a normal phenomenon, not a what problem, and they do not realize that children will also sleep too little.

How to help children develop healthy sleep habits?

  1. Ensure at least 10 ~ 11 hours of sleep every day.

  2. Fixed work and rest time. Even on weekends, the child’s sleeping time and getting up time should not change for more than 30 ~ 45 minutes.

  3. Let the child get up regularly a few days before the end of the vacation, or go to bed a little earlier. Try to go to bed 15-20 minutes early every day until the normal work and rest time is adjusted after the vacation.

  4. Cultivate a bedtime activity that can calm children down and go to bed at ease, even for older children.

  5. Turn off the electronics at least 60 minutes before going to bed.

  6. Try not to give your child drinks containing caffeine and sugar.

  7. In order for children to fully exercise during the day, it is best to have at least one hour of sports. Outdoor activities are very helpful for sleep.

  8. Parents must first set an example in order for their children to form good habits.

How to spend the hasty morning?

Children are always busy in the morning when they go to school. In order not to make the morning rush, it is best to plan ahead.

Spend the morning with your children to make sure you have enough time to get dressed, eat breakfast and go out of the house.

You can do some things to do in the morning one night in advance, such as packing lunch in advance, preparing school uniforms, packing schoolbags and being ready to leave at any time.

In addition, there may be some problems when making sleep habits for children. Many children will have sleep difficulties at some points in their childhood, which is a normal phenomenon in the development process. However, some of them will suffer from [sleep disorders], which requires timely medical treatment.

These conditions require seeing a doctor

If you have enough sleep, but the child still has the following problems, you may need to take him to the hospital:

  1. Children are too scared or anxious before going to bed.

  2. After the child sleeps soundly, snoring loudly or snoring affects his sleep.

  3. Wake up often at night;

  4. After the age of 5, he still wetted the bed at night (possibly enuresis);

  5. Although I have enough sleep, I still feel groggy during the day.

Responsible Editor: Zhang Qing