September 2018 Parent Tips:

Is your child getting enough sleep?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, Bear Creek kiddos should get between 9 and 11 hours of sleep per night. If wake-up time is 6:30 am, kids should be in bed between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm depending on the individual.

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From HelpGuide.org on the Importance of Sleep:

“The quality of your sleep directly affects your mental and physical health and the quality of your waking life, including your productivity, emotional balance, brain and heart health, immune system, creativity, vitality, and even your weight. No other activity delivers so many benefits with so little effort!

Sleep isn’t merely a time when your body shuts off. While you rest, your brain stays busy, overseeing biological maintenance that keeps your body running in top condition, preparing you for the day ahead. Without enough hours of restorative sleep, you won’t be able to work, learn, create, and communicate at a level even close to your true potential. Regularly skimp on “service” and you’re headed for a major mental and physical breakdown.”

Learn more about sleep science at sleep.org where you can also find tips on getting the quality sleep your body needs.