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Today’s kids suffer from lack of sleep

Kim

IT just occurred to me the other day during a conversation at lunch. More and more Filipino kids, especially those who live in the big cities, are suffering from lack of sleep these days.

Why?

They are too distracted. They have so many preoccupations, things to do, gadgets at their fingertips.

According to Douglas Mental Health Institute, sleep has many beneficial effects on our health, emotion, memory, and academic potential.

Inadequate sleep, however, can negatively affect our well-being, decision-making, emotion, success in school and other activities.

A child may lack sleep due to stress, computer, family problems.

In school, at work, what are the symptoms of lack of sleep?

Poor sleep results to yawning, drowsiness, hyperactivity, crankiness, impulsiveness and a short attention span.

Reduced sleep may disrupt the ability to concentrate.

A kid who lacks sleep cannot remember what they learn in class.

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Here are some tips to sleep better from Healthline.com:

Prepare your mind and body for sleep by developing a relaxing bedtime routine that begins around the same time each evening. Take a warm bath, listen to soft music, read a book, or do some other activity that helps you wind down.

This will signal the body that bedtime is soon and allow you to fall asleep quickly and easily.

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Think about your bedroom at night. Light, sound, and temperature are the most common causes of sleep disruption. Try finding ways to moderate those factors and create a consistently quiet, dark, and cool environment.

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Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages such as coffee or soda in the late afternoon or evening but drink something that has a calming effect like hot tea and milk.

Additional source:

http://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-disorders-prevention#Routine2

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