Is Your Child Getting Enough Physical Activity for Efficient Sleep?
Research shows that approximately 16 percent of parents of school-aged children report that their child finds it difficult to get to sleep at night. Because there is a bi-directional relationship between poor sleeping patterns in children and inferior school performance, many parents and authorities are beginning to realize the important impact physical activity has on their children.
According to the Archives of Disease in Childhood, every hour of the day that children are inactive adds three minutes to the time it takes them to fall asleep at night.
Because of the exhaustion physical activity can bring, children are more susceptible to fall asleep faster–which is proven to keep children asleep for longer periods of time. Opposed to short sleep duration, longer sleep offers decreased risks of obesity and higher cognitive performance in children once they awake.
However, not only can exercise improve the quantity of sleep but also the quality–activity may stimulate the most restorative stages of sleep.
In addition to beneficial outcomes in children, parents who drag their children away from the television and down to the park–or schools who give children the appropriate amount of exercise per day–will be rewarded at bedtime.
Many studies emphasize the ongoing importance of physical activity for children not only for fitness, healthy lifestyles and weight control, but also for sleep.
Kiddo Bus is a little kids’ gym that provides fun exercise for children–delivering it in a unique, safe place. Kiddo Bus is a converted school bus that parks conveniently in a parking lot and provides exercise and basic gymnastics at the designated site.
At Kiddo Bus, our professionals strive to promote healthy fitness practices in your child that will persist long-term–ultimately allowing them to rest easier at night. Call Kiddo Bus today to schedule a birthday party, an appearance at an upcoming event or to have us delivered to your school!