Truths Behind Child Sleep Myths

Child Sleep Myths

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of daily life, especially for children. However, do you know just how much your child should be sleeping each night? There are various sleep myths that are out there that may have you confused about just how many Zzzz’s your child should be getting. Make sure you know the truth behind these child sleep myths to ensure that your child is properly rested each day.

  • Myth – some children just do not need very much sleep. In reality, children up to the age of 18 should get at least 8 ½ hours of sleep each night in order to function at their best. There are certain clues to look for to ensure that your child is getting enough sleep, including waking up on their own and being in a good mood.
  • Myth – sleeping late on the weekends will make up for lost sleep. Allowing your children to sleep-in during the weekends to “make up” for lost sleep will make it much harder to get back into a regular routine when Monday morning rolls around.
  • Myth – not getting enough sleep will not have harmful effects in the long run. There have been many studies that have been done that suggest not getting enough sleep each night or getting a poor night’s sleep can have serious consequences on both your child’s physical and mental health. Children who get less sleep also are more likely to have an increased number of accidental injuries.

If your child is having trouble sleeping and staying asleep throughout the night, contact Creekside Natural Therapeutics in Batavia. Our natural sleep aid for children is recommended by pediatricians to help your child get a more restful night’s sleep, no matter what the issue!