Our goal is to teach children the science behind sleep, and why it’s critical that they get enough sleep.
Have you noticed that when you don’t get enough sleep at night, you don’t feel energetic in the morning and excited to start the day?
You may think something along the lines of, “I know I should have gone to sleep earlier, but I don’t know why I didn’t. It’s my fault if I’m feeling tired now. I’m the one who didn’t go to bed on time. And, I always have trouble falling asleep right away.”
If you know that you need more sleep, then why don’t you go to sleep earlier? Sleep is not only necessary for you to not feel tired, but the science behind sleep tells us that there are several reasons why enough sleep is critical for your well-being.
Every sleep related organization or professional will tell you that sleeping problems are at an all-time high right now. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 70 million people in the United States who suffer from sleep disorders. The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that sleep problems affect 25 to 50 percent of children and 40 percent of adolescents. Having the right quantity of sleep and quality sleep is vital for kids and teens to ensure proper growth and vitality.
Goodnight Leena, Sleep Tight is a children’s book, but it’s perfect for all age groups – children during adolescence all the way up to adults – we all need to be reminded to get enough sleep too. Reading this book with your child or students is not only an effective way to discuss the importance of sleep with children, but it’s a great way for us to recognize how important sleep is for ourselves as well.
Goodnight Leena, Sleep Tight is designed to help kids think about the importance of sleep, and to become aware of the reasons why they need to get enough sleep every night. The book comes with an engaging and beautifully illustrated story, and it is a great way to open up a dialogue around sleep with children.
Teaching children the science behind sleep will help them understand the reasons why they should go to sleep on time. It can make a huge difference in their overall health. It’s a great book to start a conversation on sleep and teach children to take accountability for their well-being.
What are some of your poor sleeping habits?