The importance of sleep in the early years

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“How do you feel when you haven’t had enough sleep or your bedtime routine has been disrupted? Grumpy, irritable, unable to concentrate?” write Pam Mundy and Sue Egersdorff, co-directors of International Early Years. “Our modern lifestyles and 24/7 pressure have resulted in many of us being sleep deprived. Children are no different…In fact, every living creature is physically healthier and more responsive when adequate sleep is consistently maintained.”

Read the third article in the “Model for living” series, which considers the significance of sleep patterns and the impact of sleep on early childhood development.

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