Updated: Aug 14, 2019
Irregular "Bedtimes" for children (and adults) lead to worse behavior, slower development, and health issues. Consistent routines & regular bedtimes for kids and adults is extremely important. Going to bed at 8:00 one night and 10:00 the next night is a mistake. Even a one-hour difference each night makes a significant difference.
While adults need to go to bed around the same time each night, so do children. Having an irregular bedtime for children can impact more than just their health. An irregular bedtime routine and getting different amounts of sleep from night to night was linked to higher chances of having metabolic syndrome, which raises a person’s risk for heart disease.
Is there proof that a child’s bedtime impacts their behavior?
Yes. Research looked at 7-year-olds who had an inconsistent bedtime. By the age of 7, more than half the children went to bed regularly between 7:30 and 8:30 pm. The study looked at those children with regular bedtimes compared to those who went to bed at different times each night. They asked the mothers and teachers of these children if they saw a difference between those children and the ones who had a regular and consistent bedtime. Children who go to be consistently behaved better and performed better in school.
It is a good idea to promote healthy sleeping habits at a young age, ensuring a long and healthy life for our children.
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