The Importance of Sleep

Sleep affects children’s development and well-being in a number of ways. Penny Tassoni explains what these are and offers some advice to help make sure your child gets the hours they need It may seem surprising, but sleep is a key factor in the health and development of children.

Of course, love and stimulation are important too, but when sufficient sleep is added into the mix, a near perfect formula is created. This is because sleep is a deep-seated, biological need and so cannot be ignored.

In the past few years, health and educational professionals have become concerned about how much sleep young children are having.