You are afraid of the fatal moment when you have to put your children to bed, these difficult moments where you have to manage their cries, their tears and their categorical refusal to sleep under the pretext that they are not sleepy? Magicmaman gives you a simple solution that works!
To make your children sleep when the time comes to lie down: impossible mission, you say? Yet there is a method that could work …
Children love to imitate adults, it is well known. They play with Dad and Mom, imitate the way some adults talk and want to do it all the way. Why should sleep then escape the rule?
An American study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine and published on the Aasmnet site confirms the hypothesis that children sleep their sleep on that of their parents. Indeed, American researchers took the time to interview 790 parents (including children aged 6 to 12) about the duration of their sleep and that of their children. The results of the research showed that parents’ behavior in sleep affects their children.
Trust, a guarantee of good sleep
On average, parents interviewed sleep 6.9 hours per night while their children sleep 9.2 hours. However, the case-by-case study revealed that the children of parents confident in the sleep of their children sleep 0.67 hours more than the others, 40 more minutes. On the other hand, it has been found that the more parents sleep, the longer their children are likely to sleep (each hour of extra parental sleep makes children snore 15 more minutes). Conclusion: a sleeping parent guarantees the sleep of his own children!
According to the study, it is important to involve the whole family and reinforce parents’ confidence in their ability to accompany their children towards good sleeping habits.
The researchers had of course taken into account the education of the parents while analyzing the time spent in front of the screens. These factors did not, however, show a significant influence on the sleeping time of the young.
On the other hand, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends 9 to 12 hours of sleep per night for children aged 6 to 12 years.
We will never repeat it enough: lack of sleep can have serious consequences on the state of health of children. It is therefore essential that they sleep sufficiently on a daily basis.