One in three people in France are sleeping and poor, and ten million are taking sleeping pills. Studies show: we do not sleep enough. Less than six hours for a third of French, while we need an average of seven to eight hours sleeping.
More worried, children and young people are also affected. This is because parents return late to work and delay the child's time to take advantage of them, or because of the multiplication of screens in the rooms of those who are teenagers, disrupting sleeping. Outcome: 1:30 to 2 hours for teenagers, and half an hour to the youngest. Although on average, four-year-olds need an average of 12 hours sleeping, 10 to 10 years old and 8 to 18.
Is it serious to not sleep enough? According to Sylvie Royant-Parola, a psychiatrist and president of the Morphée network, dedicated to the management of sleep disorders, this can lead to significant effects in everyday life: attention disorders and learning difficulties in school, behavioral disorders: incredible children , incredible owls, swing of mood, not to mention the risks of obesity or diabetes, as well as a decline in immune defenses. In short: it is necessary at all costs to avoid the sleeping intake in its length.
So how? The Morphée network has launched a dedicated dedicated site to sleep under 18, with concrete solutions validated by a scientific committee, and discussion forums. One rule to remember is the regularity of sleep rhythms. For the youngest children, children need to be placed to bed on a specific time, to avoid too exciting games at night, and to think about establishing a bedtime ritual to make the child safe. This ruling must be short, otherwise the child will feel that you do not want to leave it alone.
Teenagers will always try to push the limits, and so the time to fall asleep. Parents have to place bedtime regularly. And the weekend, no way to let your child sleep until noon. Two hours of sleep, no more, otherwise the biological clock will drink. And it is crucial to educate young people to disconnect screens at least an hour before bedtime.