Sleep is just as vital as food for the health of a child. In the last decade, several types of research have been carried out on how to best understand the effect of sleep on a child’s health, its overall impact on behaviour, and mental health.
A study carried out by The UK Millennium Cohort, which analyzed sleep data from more than 10,000 children between the age of 3-7 years. This research also included a report from mothers, and teachers showed a clear link between a child’s behaviour and sleep.
Also, further studies on the effect of sleep on child’s behaviour were carried out by the journal ‘pediatric’. It concluded that irregular bedtime might disrupt the natural body’s rhythms and lead to sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation could hinder proper brain maturation and the ability to control specific behaviours.