Getting enough sleep is essential in order to live a healthy lifestyle. By finding the right balance between sufficient sleep and studying, your child will be able to live a happier life with greater success.
It has often been thought that staying up late cramming the night before a test will be beneficial for your test results. However, research has shown that students who had sufficient sleep and studying before a test performed much better.
Similarly, in a 2010 study it was found that children between 10-16 who had sleep disordered breathing (snoring, sleep apnea, other types of interrupted breathing while sleeping) were more likely to have problems with attention and learning. This in turn affected their studying and grades.
Having sufficient sleep can also reduce stress levels and allow your child to perform better in their everyday tasks as they will feel happier. It has been reported that a lack of sleep can result in ADHD-like symptoms in children. In a 2009 study it was found that children aged between 7-8 who slept for less than 8 hours a night, were more likely to be hyperactive, impulsive and inattentive. These factors will lead to a stressful child with poor school results.
There are many benefits of sufficient sleep and studying. But like anything, it should be done with the right balance. By getting enough sleep and by studying enough, children will be able to stay healthy, stress free and happy.