Sleep Advice for Children
Quality sleep is essential for children’s growth and development. A decent night’s sleep will help them to do better at school, allow them to react more quickly to situations, have a more developed memory, learn more effectively and solve problems, plus it will make them less susceptible to colds and other minor ailments, less irritable and better behaved! Sleep deprivation causes increased hyperactivity and other behavioural problems, as well as damaging physical and mental development. Poor sleep habits from an early age can lead to long term sleep problems.
Healthy sleep tips for children
Good sleep is important for your child's physical and mental wellbeing. A relaxing bedtime routine is an important way to help your child get a good night's sleep.
The resources below may be useful to share with your child to help them understand why sleep is important.
Sleep is Important
Presenter Rodd helps us learn how lack of sleep affects how our brain works. Rodd is usually very organised but he is staying up too late playing computer games.
Calming Sounds from CBeebies Radio
Help your child settle down, relax and fall asleep to these relaxing, calming sounds from CBeebies Radio. Are you finding it difficult to get your little one to settle down? Calming Sounds on CBeebies Radio is here to help. Each of the sounds will play continuously for eight hours to avoid your little one being disturbed. What is Calming Sounds? Calming sounds is a brand new collection of audio on CBeebies Radio designed to help your little one relax. There are eight sounds to choose from which allows you to experiment and find which one works best: Waves, birdsong, rain, car journey, spaceship, white noise, pink noise and brown noise