Why Sleep is so Important

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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