April 13, 2016
Bedtime stories are no longer putting kids to sleep. These days, toddlers and young teens are nodding off to the TV, game consoles or YouTube. Clearly, for kids today, sleeping isn’t such a cool thing anymore.
Those z’s don’t come easy. Based on a survey by the National Sleep Foundation, children aged six to 10 sleep for an estimated 8.9 hours when experts recommend 10 to 11 hours of restful sleep each night. As kids get older, the hours they spend on sleeping gradually decrease. The research also found rather alarming statistics on kids’ sleep—more than 70% of children aged six to 17 have at least one electronic device by their bed while they try to drift off.
Helping kids sleep better has become a challenge. In a modern world with so much tension and a little too much distraction, parents constantly find ways to help kids have a good night’s sleep. More than the obvious health benefits, a good sleep also helps a child stay alert in school and focus better. Quality sleep also keeps kids from whining and throwing tantrums all day long.
Last February 27, 2016, the graduating Interior Design students of the Holy Spirit College renovated the pre-school dorm of Hospicio de San Jose. Uratex Philippines supported the effort through a donation of mattresses and cushions, knowing that it would help to surround kids with comfortable and fluffy beds and pillows.
It is important to make extra effort to make bedtime a great experience. The bedroom must be clean and well-designed. In short, the child’s room must be conducive to sleep, with special attention to temperature and lights. Uratex went beyond just donating the mattresses and cushions—these bedrooms have been transformed into havens for the children to get enough rest so they can face life’s challenges.
Uratex’s advocacy for better sleep goes further by acknowledging the vital role parents play in making sure their kids receive adequate rest. As an advocate for your child’s more restful sleep, how can you create an environment that lulls your little one to sleep right away?
At Uratex, we never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep especially for children, and so should you, dear parents and guardians. We reach out to parents as partners in our mission to bring better sleep to the little ones. Quality sleep will help your child perform better in school, manage his emotions, and socialize better. The physical, emotional, and intellectual effects of sleep disruption are real and may reflect later in life. Prepare your child for a balanced and healthy life ahead by helping your kid sleep better today.