Sleep is crucial for various aspects of a child’s well-being, including physical growth, cognitive function, emotional regulation, and overall behavior.  Pooja & Gurdeep catch up with sleep expert Nick Vardon.

::FULL INTERVIEW with sleep expert Nick Vardon::

A consistent and adequate amount of sleep is important for a child’s physical health, as it supports growth, immune function, and the repair of tissues. Additionally, sleep is critical for cognitive development, including memory consolidation and problem-solving skills. Emotional regulation and behavior can also be affected by sleep; children who don’t get enough sleep may be more irritable and have difficulty focusing or managing their emotions.

Establishing healthy sleep routines and providing a conducive sleep environment are essential for ensuring that children get enough sleep. This includes setting regular bedtimes, creating a calm bedtime routine, and maintaining a comfortable sleep environment (e.g., dark room, comfortable bedding, and a suitable room temperature). It’s important for parents and caregivers to prioritize and monitor their children’s sleep to promote their overall well-being.