“Sleep is a normal active state of all living creatures in which the mind and body are less responsive. It is believed that sleep is a restorative process. “
Restful sleep is important to maintain good health: The body’s natural sleep and wake cycle is important to maintain well-being and proper daily functioning. Especially for children, who are growing and developing, proper sleep is crucial to their overall well-being.
Poor sleep can
We know today that poor sleep in childhood and adolescence often continues into adulthood.
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) recommends the following hours of sleep for each age group:
To maintain good sleep patterns, it’s important to have a proper sleep hygiene. Please find resources on sleep hygiene here:
The following websites provide further information on sleep, sleep disorders and sleep hygiene.