Are your children cranky or irritable too often?  Does your child lack the attention span in school to keep up with his or her classmates? The simple answer to this problem could simply be that they are not getting an adequate amount of sleep at night.
Did you know that over 2/3 of children have some form of a sleeping disorder? More specifically, in Australia researchers have revealed that almost 25% of children ages 6-7 years old experience trouble sleeping.
Even your grown up kids attending university are reporting that sleep deprivation is negatively affecting their performance.  For university students, it has been noted that poor sleep quality affects their performance more so than diet, mood, stress levels, or time management.
So how sleep much is enough?
Whilst adults need around 8 hours of sleep per night, Children in primary school as well as teenagers need between 9 and 10 hours of sleep per night. And every minute counts! Children that achieve higher marks in school get nearly 25 additional minutes of sleep per night than those that perform poorly.
If sleep deprivation is affecting your child’s health and performance in school, it is time to make sleep a priority in their lives.  Yes, we know you are thinking “Sure, easier said than done” so we have some simple suggestions on places to start improving your children’s sleep habits.  After all, it is our mission to improve lives through superior sleep.
Room Temperature
Make sure the room temperature is comfortable to the individual. Everyone is different, but being too hot or too cold will significantly affect the quality of your sleep.
Reduce your children’s sugar and caffeine intake especially in the hours before bedtime.
A noisy sleep environment can stimulate the brain and prevent it from entering into sleep mode. Make sure their sleep environment is quiet around bedtime.
Too much light can also stimulate the brain which delays the onset of sleep.  This is includes LED lights from cell phones and television. Turn off the laptops and video games an hour before bed.

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