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When Kids Don't Sleep, They Often Fail

By Tom Herrin

Preparation means different things to different people.  It is required to do anything well.  While sleep may not seem like preparation to some, it is critical to the success of most.  Those who fail to get sufficient amounts of sleep, fail to succeed as well.  This is not limited to adults or children either but generally includes everyone.  Many people suffer not only problems with their thinking abilities but also their physical well-being.  Some may experience somewhat serious health issues due to lack of sleep.  It seems to get increasingly greater attention in the form of regularly diagnosed conditions.

Sleepless Adults May Be A Hazard

People need sleep in order to carry out their daily functions.  Whether it is at home, on the road, or on the job, sleeplessness accounts for far too many accidents.  This may be partly due to the fact that reaction times may be slowed.  Those who get enough sleep may reduce stress which is a common cause of many health or relationship problems.  Depression is another thing that may be reduced with better sleep.  Ability to maintain healthy weight is a plus with sleep.  In some cases, inflammation may be less with more sleep.  

Children Need Sleep To Be Successful

It has long been said that kids need more sleep.  It can help to improve their creativity and memory.  They may be better able to perform certain mental processes such as doing math.  One of the most commonly diagnosed issues with children today has to do with attention problems.  Those who get enough sleep are often able to focus attention more easily.  If they are in athletic competition, sleep will certainly help them to be able to achieve their greatest potential.  Quality sleep may be the single most important thing that is related to success in children.

Fixing Sleep Problems Is Not Impossible

If you are serious about improving your sleep, the best thing to do is go through a checklist one by one.  As you do, you can eliminate the ones that are not a factor for you.  Caffeine is a frequent offender for many.  Most people know it for its ability to keep them awake.  Eating too late or too much can prevent people from sleeping well.  Exercise can be a great way to relax but can disrupt sleep if done too late in your day.  You may want to look at your bedding, room arrangement, and room temperature.  Considering trying to form a more consistent schedule may help to reset your internal clock.  

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sugar Land, Tex.


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