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How Common is Sleep Walking in Children?

Posted on 18/04/2013 by Catherine Godiva
Room to Grow, Sleep

If you are the parent of a young child then it is possible that you have seen them sleepwalking as the disorder, technically called somnambulism, affects approximately 15% of the population, the vast majority of who are young children and teenagers. While sleepwalking may not be inherently dangerous as it is very infrequently coupled with violence, a child (or adult) could certainly hurt himself while sleepwalking much easier than if they were awake and for that reason it is something to be taken seriously.

Exercise Helps Kids Sleep

Posted on 17/04/2013 by Catherine Godiva
Room to Grow, Sleep

One of the most important and vital needs of every child is that of a good night’s sleep. Truth be told, everyone needs a good night’s sleep but children need it much more than adults. The reason is simple; a child’s body is changing constantly and rapidly and sleep is the best way to make sure that those changes occur naturally and without interference.

The Great Fun of Sleepovers

Posted on 08/04/2013 by Catherine Godiva
Room to Grow

There’s nothing that the average child seems to like more than having a sleepover. Indeed it’s something that most children look forward to with great relish and seem to enjoy immensely. Sleepovers can be a great way to make a close friend, do something more fun than the usual routine and spend time with someone special.

Encouraging your child to do homework

Posted on 25/03/2013 by Catherine Godiva
Room to Grow

Homework. Was there ever another word in the English language that could evoke such dread among our children? The average child spends a good portion of their after-school time complaining about homework more than they actually do doing their homework.

How Beds have changed over years

Posted on 22/03/2013 by Catherine Godiva
Room to Grow

The average person sleeps 8 hours a day. That’s exactly one third of their life that they spend in their bed. For children the time spent in bed is even longer and, in many ways, more important. A growing child needs at least 8 hours if not more to regenerate after a long day, develop into an intelligent and thoughtful human being and mature as well as possible. It is for this reason that a bed is one of their most important pieces of furniture.

Do your children have problems with falling to sleep or waking up in the middle of the night? If they do it’s possible that the reason is their diet. In fact, diet is the number one cause of sleep problems among children and controlling what they eat, especially around bedtime, is vital if you want them to be able to get the sleep that they need in order to learn and grow at a normal rate.

How Sleep Boosts Memory and Concentration

Posted on 11/03/2013 by Catherine Godiva
Room to Grow, Sleep

It has long been held that sleep is a vital part of life. Indeed, the average person sleeps for a 3rd of their life and that sleep allows their body to heal, gain strength and build energy. Recently is has been shown that beside these benefits sleep has a number of others, including the ability to boost memory and improves concentration.

Helping your Child Overcome Night Terrors

Posted on 06/03/2013 by Catherine Godiva
Room to Grow

About 3% of the population is affected by night terrors, a common disorder that generally strikes young children and can leave them extremely agitated, distressed and possibly even screaming in their beds. There is usually a family history of night terrors and they tend to affect boys more so than girls although the reason for this fact has yet to be determined. Some scientists believe it is due to the hormone testosterone but studies are inconclusive.

Building Friendships at a young age

Posted on 27/02/2013 by Catherine Godiva
Room to Grow

There are few things more important I this world than good friends. Friends can pick you up when you’re feeling down, lend you a shoulder to cry on when things go bad, help you up when need a hand and they’ve got your back if you get in a scrape. They are there to celebrate the milestones in your life and the best stick with you through thick and thin.

The Importance of a Child’s Bedroom Sanctuary

Posted on 04/02/2013 by Catherine Godiva
Room to Grow

In today’s fast paced world, it is important that not only a parent has their own sanctuary, but also their child, read on to find out the benefits of a child having their own bedroom.

Any parent can tell you a horror story about trying to get their child to sleep. Whether this is the odd night or a more long standing problem, sleeping issues can be one of the most disruptive things in a household.
So it will come as no surprise to parents that there is growing awareness of the true benefits of comfortable and regular sleep for children. According to the Sleep Council ………

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