When the kid is showing tantrum and fuzzy it is likely that the kid is suffering from sleep deprivation.Between 25-30 5 children’s are not getting enough sleep and is the most common problem among children’s. Sleep is very important for all of us, especially for a child. Children who get an insufficient amount of sleep will likely to have a risk of a neuro behavioral function at around the age of seven.

Lack of sleep in children may causes

  • Irritable
  • Cranky
  • Low attention
  • Poor academic
  • Poor decision making
  • Decrease in memory
  • Peer relationship
  • Behavioural problem

Specifically less sleep is associated with all these above problems. The study found that children with C and D grade in their class were sleeping 25-30 minutes less sleep than an average child who is making better grades. Another study which found less attention is in sports performance, sleep deprivation negatively affects the performance in sports. An average sleep for 12-year-old is 8 hours and 20 minutes.

Signs that indicates that your childhood sleep deprivation

  • No patience’s
  • Throwing tantrums
  • Difficult to wake up in morning
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Hyperactive
  • Overtires
  • Frequently falling asleep in daytime
  • Clumsy
  • Increased appetite
  • Moody
  • Overweight
  • Snoring
  • Morning headache

Lack of sleep and concentration is interestingly also considered as a symptom of ADHD (Attention Deficit hyperactive disorder), some kids which are diagnosed with ADHD are really just sleep deprived but this doesn’t lead to ADHD as ADHD can also cause sleep deprivation.

How much sleep does a child need?

A preschooler and toddler need a 13-hour sleep in total 2 hours nap time and 11 hours night time, however, a preschooler will no longer go for nap time encourage a quite time so that they could take rest for a while. The study also noted that less sleep during infancy often effects on later age, supporting good quality sleep from a younger age is the key that your child would not suffer from sleep deprivation. After all, parents have to decide how to sleep their child needs to perform their best and this can be done by observing their sleep time for a week.

Encourage early bedtime ideally between 7 to 9 p: m so that they can wake up fresh in morning without showing ant tantrum or difficult to wake up. Late bedtime can result in your child fighting with his sleep and not surprisingly shows all the above sleep deprivation symptoms.

Limit the things which may cause less sleep

  • Be aware or avoid your child caffeine intake.
  • Watch out amount of Television time they watch
  • Mobile the sleep destroyer keeps away from online videos, games or any screen which stresses on a brain.
  • Do not inference activities during nap time.
  • Go on walk or play before sleep time so that your child gets ready to sleep

Always watch out for clues like whether your child is tired, yawning, lack of focus or cranky because at the end of day you can only understand your child better

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