Forming Healthy Sleep Habits
Your child’s learning ability, mood, and behaviors are linked to the amount of sleep he/she receives every night.
A restful night can make the difference between a pleasant or difficult morning routine. The morning routines, good or bad, can impact your child’s school attendance and ability to learn.
According to healthychildren.org and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), children require different amounts of sleep each night depending on their developmental stage.
Here is a helpful chart that your family can reference when establishing your child’s bedtime routine:
In addition to establishing healthy sleep habits, there are additional ways to support your child. The F.A.C.E. office created this helpful daily routine checklist that can be implemented before school, after school, and before bedtime to achieve your attendance goals.
Sleep is like Food for Your Brain
- Sleep lets your mind recharge and process information. It’s the only part of the day that your body gets to rest and repair.
- Sleep can help you feel better, think more clearly and concentrate better. It gives you energy to complete tasks and can make you more alert.
- Without enough sleep you may have problems with thinking, concentrating, memory, reaction times and mood.