We buy our kids school supplies and new clothing for school but did you ever consider replacing your child’s old bed?
Maybe you don’t want to invest in a new bed because you think your child will outgrow it. But a bed is not like clothing that your child may outgrow in 6 months. A new bed that provides comfort and proper support that will last 8 to 10 years.
Since a good night’s sleep is linked to academic performance and physical development, a good supportive bed is something to consider.
“Children generally need more sleep than adults, and they are more adversely affected in some ways by insufficient sleep. We have discovered that sleep is instrumental not only in making us alert and receptive to learning, but also that it helps consolidate and preserve memory of information learned during the day.” Joseph A. Buckhalt, PhD (source: apa.org)
More sleep tips from the National Sleep Foundation:
Sleep Tips for School-aged Children
- Teach school-aged children about healthy sleep habits.
- Continue to emphasize need for regular and consistent sleep schedule and bedtime routine.
- Make child’s bedroom conducive to sleep – dark, cool and quiet.
- Keep TV and computers out of the bedroom.
- Avoid caffeine.
Written by Terri Dux, copywriter/graphic artist for C. S. Wo & Sons, parent company of SlumberWorld.