We already know that not getting enough sleep contributes to serious health problems, but it also causes your cells to age faster, especially if you’re a child.
A study of nearly 2000 American kids indicated that their sleeping habits are leading to disturbing levels of cellular aging resulting in heart disease, neurological disorders, cancer and psychological problems later in life.
Children should be sleeping at least 9 hours a night, 10 to 11 is preferable.
The more they sleep, the healthier they are, unlike adults who have problems with thinking when they get too much sleep.
When anyone of any age sleeps, the brain cleans itself of debris and proteins as well as dying or dead cells making it work more efficiently and able to fight off disease.
If your child isn’t sleeping enough, find out why and intervene. Help them have a long and healthy life.
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