Restorative Sleep – 3 Basic Elements of a Good Night Sleep

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Parents and guardians have stressed the need for good sleeping habits among children. The method of persuasion may be different from culture-to-culture – the Boogeyman, bedtime stories, or a reward system.  But we all agree that restful sleep at night is essential to all growing kids.

 

Both body and brain needs therapeutic rest every day. The lack of sleep can have an impact on short and long term memory, elevated blood sugar levels , weakened immune  to name a few.[1]

 

There are 3 basic elements necessary for a good night’s sleep.

  • Length of sleep. A young child needs more sleep since they are oftentimes most active in daytime. It is recommended that children 13 years old and below sleep for around 9 to 11 hours. However, it does not mean that adults need less sleep. But an average dose of 7 to 9 hours of sleep will do. [2]
  • Time of sleep. When is the best time to sleep? While there is an unending debate as to when the best time to sleep is, it really does not matter as long as you consistently get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period. [3]
  • Bedroom atmosphere before/during sleep. A study showed that comfortable mattress, pillows, sheets and beddings are at the top of the list of must-haves for a restful sleep. A dark and quiet room with cool temperature, fresh air, a clean bedroom also help.  And, a prescription of over-the-counter sleep medication with Seditol may also be recommended to get that restorative sleep. [4]


Sleep deprivation is a real and existing problem. If all else fails, then it may also be best to consult your healthcare provider. Know more about Seditol by asking your doctor about it.

References

[1] Stephanie Watson, Kristeen Cherney. “The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Body.” Healthline. (2019, April 19). Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body#1

[2] Eric J. Olson, M.D. “How Many Hours of Sleep Are Enough for Good Health?” Mayo Clinic. (2019, June 6). Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/how-many-hours-of-sleep-are-enough/faq-20057898  

[3] “What are the Best Hours to Sleep?” Sleep.org. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://www.sleep.org/articles/best-hours-sleep/

[4] “What Makes a Good Night’s Sleep.” National Sleep Foundation. (n.d.) Retrieved from https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/what-makes-good-nights-sleep