Sleep and School
Sleep problems, including insufficient or poor quality sleep, are alarmingly prevalent among school-age children and can compromise a child’s cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and physical functioning. Together, these issues threaten educational success. Educators are in an ideal position to identify sleep issues and refer parents to services.
For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers to avoid the health risks of insufficient sleep. Experts believe that children who do not get enough sleep are at greater risk of obesity, hypertension and depression.
Children's Sleep Guidelines