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Health: Even in summer, you should pay attention to the appropriate bedtime for children

In the lives of many young children, the summer period is associated with a change in the usual sleep rhythm. Children ages 6 to 12 who sleep less than nine hours a night show significant differences in growth and performance compared to those who get the necessary hours of sleep, according to the Hungarian Sleep Association. in his statement.

Changes in the areas of the brain responsible for memory and intelligence can have negative long-term consequences – as the Hungarian Sleep Association points out – major mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and symptoms of impulsive behavior, appear.

Based on a study published the other day by the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is recommended that children aged 6 to 12 years sleep regularly for 9-12 hours, where the cooperation of adults who organize the daily lives of children is a request.

Monitoring of screens should be limited, especially before bed

“Adequate bedtime and the creation of conditions for restful sleep should become a prominent part of families’ lifestyles, based on following a regular sleep routine, encouraging physical activity during the day, limiting screen time and excluding screens from children’s lives for at least one hour before Going to bed – confirmed György G Nemeth, president of the Hungarian Sleep Association – two to three weeks before the bell in September, it is recommended to start creating bedtimes and sleeping conditions adapted to the start of school.

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