10 Hours of Sleep

10 Hours of Sleep

  

 Regardless of what age we are, it’s important to get the sleep our bodies need. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 10 hours of sleep for children, and between 7 and 9 hours for adults.. Sleeping is one of the most important things you can do for your health, and unlike cutting out screen time, eating 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day, getting an hour of exercise, and not drinking sweetened beverages, getting more sleep isn’t something most people are unhappy to hear as a suggestion.

 So why is sleep so important?

  • Sleep makes us happy: it’s basically a “reset” button for your body and helps control neurotransmitter levels that affect depression.
  • Sleep makes you smarter: when you sleep your body stores the day’s memories and knowledge, making room for more the next day. Without enough sleep, your brain has a hard time retaining what it learned over the last day.
  • Sleep helps us lose weight: studies have consistently shown that getting enough sleep is key in combating weight gain, heart disease, and keeping our immune system strong to fight off diseases.

 What if my child does not have time to get 10 full hours of sleep? These are guidelines, and it is okay to not reach the full amount every day. Use these numbers as goals your student should try to reach; remembering that sometimes it will not be possible.

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