Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Sleep and Success in School

Getting a good night's sleep is a key success factor to help your child do his best in school.

One of the really KEY elements in having your child sleep well is to restrict any exposure to screens after a certain time in the evening. An absolute MINIMUM of one hour before bed where no PC or TV is allowed is essential if you want your child to get the best possible sleep.

Screen work does not just have a bad effect on sleep because it is interesting and keeps your child awake because he's enjoying the film or the computer game. The frequency of light from a screen causes brain alertness on a fundamental level and will reduce the quality of sleep if a child is exposed to it close to bed time.

Happy sleeping and school success!


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