Just like lifting weights builds stronger, more solid muscles, getting an ample amount of sleep – especially at a young age – is critical in the development of a healthy brain.

Proper sleep is arguably just as important as good nutrition – and although it may seem as though our children are sleeping the right amount every night, falling off a healthy, consistent path is easier than you think.

Parents who work long hours while also handling after-school activities and day-to-day commitments often times don’t realize just how easy it is to miss a nap, push back a bedtime, or wake the kids up a little bit earlier to stay on schedule. As responsible and reasonable adults, we don’t mean to do it, but it happens none-the-less.

Healthy sleep requires several things, including:

1. Actually getting enough sleep when you’re asleep.

2. Uninterrupted sleep, especially during your REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage.

3. Proper number of age-appropriate naps.

4. Sleep that’s in-line with your child’s biological rhythm, or their internal clock.

At the Mattress Factory, we sell a large variety of mattress brands – including Serta, Beautyrest and TempurPedic. They’re designed to help people of all ages achieve the finest quality sleep possible -- especially children!

Call us today for a free consultation with one of our in-store specialists – we’re looking forward to helping your child achieve the best night of rest possible!