Why Sleep is so Important

June 1, 2017

We make sure that our nursery sleep environments are as quiet and calm as possible. We realise the importance of sleep for children. In a recent article by Psychology Today, it shows from research that the more sleep children have, the stronger their brains will be. 

A study from October 2013 linked Albert Einstein’s genius to well-connected brain hemispheres. As the brain matures, the scaffolding built in childhood serves as an infrastructure to lay down more and more complex neural connections throughout a lifespan.

Having these initial connections made during sleep—and through daily activity during childhood—is imperative to having high-speed communication between brain hemispheres as an adult. Having both sides of your brain symmetrical and well-connected is key to maximizing learning, memory, and creativity.

 

Click here for the Psychology Today article 

Click here for NHS sleep guidance for children

 

 

 

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