Dr. Plasker suggests getting at least eight hours of sleep a night to help boost your immune system, for younger children the amount of hours they should be tucked in bed is even more.
The National Sleep Foundation (www.sleepfoundation.org) offers these guidelines on various age group and how much sleep your child should be getting.
Depending on how old your child is you will want to adjust and maintain bedtime routines and provide a safe, comfortable place for your child to rest.
When our bodies are sleeping, blood pressure drops, tissue growth and repair occurs, energy is restored, blood supply to muscles increases and hormones are released, among other things.
For more, read How to help your kids fall to sleep.
And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .
SheKnows is making some changes!