Getting yourself and your children into a healthy sleep routine is key to improving mood and behaviour.

A study published in the July/August issue of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics revealed the following:

A cohort study of almost 9000 preschool-aged children showed that those who averaged fewer than 9 hours of sleep per night were significantly more likely to show impulsivity, anger, and overactivity and to have tantrums than their peers who averaged more nightly sleep.  The children with less sleep were also 80% more likely to show aggression.

If your child is having behavioral issues, start moving bedtime earlier by 15 minutes each week.  If your child is having difficulty getting to or staying asleep, book an assessment and let’s work together to see what can be done.

 

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