Researchers from the British Columbia University have looked at the shuteye research for youth, and parents will not want to sleep on the results.
Researchers Wendy Hall with the School of Nursing & University and Elizabeth Nethery with the School of Population and Public Health have identified a number of key measures between countries, cultures and children who leave children rest better .
"Because they are going through rapid growth and development throughout their childhood years, these sleeping problems could have a big impact," said Hall On the Coast host Gloria Macarenko. "Their dangerous behavior, their memories, their cognition, their ability to do well at school."
After looking at 44 youth "sleep hygiene" studies – the attitudes and practices that lead to a good night sleep – Hall and Nethery found sleeping and restrictive habits before the bed were some of the & # 39 The best ways for youths to improve sleeping. The studies said, Hall said that there were almost 300,000 children in their samples.
For example, children – even older children – benefit from regular bedtime, a quiet bedroom and pre-bed reading.
The paths are generally useful to sleep better, found, pointing to one study that found a link between family lunches and other quality.
There was also much evidence in terms of restricting the use of pre-bed technology, Hall said.
"Indeed, as young as toddlers, they had less sleep than if they had an hour of exposure to nighttime television," said Hall.
"For the elderly and older elderly children, if they take their phones and their games into bedrooms … this really interferes with sleeping . "
Parents are advised not to let children play video games or watch high-energy movies before the bed.
The Hall and Nethery research review was published in the November issue of the magazine Pediatric Respiratory Reviews.
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