Monday, 8 February 2016  |  Bedtime Bedz

Quality sleep is essential for children’s growth and development. We need to pass on the skill of good sleep to children as early as possible to allow them to get the best benefit from an early age. In other words the ‘achievement’ of sleep is a learned skill which will aid health, growth and mental function for life. As far as children are concerned the main benefit of sleep is the release of growth hormone encouraging normal growth and bodily development. Secondly the brain benefits, by aiding the process of concentration - the making sense of the day’s events, the things they learn at school and the skills they are developing as they grow up. Thirdly, healthy brain development and emotional/mental health are encouraged by the ‘de-toxifying’ benefits of good sleep.