Monday, January 07, 2008

Early to bed.....

Well, Christmas holidays are over and the kids are back to school. It was really tough getting them to go to sleep early last night as my two were still in late night holiday mode on Sunday night and so I had two sleepy heads at the breakfast table this morning. Well at least they should be tired enough to hit the sack at a reasonable time tonight.

I know that Cassie believes in proper sleep hygiene for everyone but how many of us know why we need to sleep? I did a bit of research and this is what I found.

Sleep helps the body to recuperate from the day's activities and restores the bodies energy supplies. This is also the time that the body repairs itself. Sleep also restores our mental energy, all that thinking we do all day uses up our stores and while we sleep that energy is restored for the next day.

Anyone who has ever had a baby knows that not getting enough sleep affects our thinking, we may still be able to do the things that are required of us but not as efficiently and definitely not as quickly. So take my dear friends advice and get your kids to bed earlier they will thank you by getting better grades.

Happy Zzzzzzzs,

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