One in three French people fits badly and has ten million to get a sleeping pill. Studies show that we are not sleeping enough. For a third of French we need less than six hours of sleep, with an average of seven to eight hours.
More worryingly, children and adolescents are also affected. This is because the parents are late from work and have delays for their children to use their bedtime, or the proliferation of screens that are uncomfortable to sleep in the rooms of young people. Result: 1:30 to 2 hours sleep for teenagers and half an hour for the youngest. On average, the average sleep time of a four-year-old child is 10 to 10 years and 8 to 18 years.
Doesn't he sleep enough? According to Sylvie Royant-Parola, the psychiatrist and chairman of the Morphée network dedicated to the management of sleep disorders, this can lead to significant repercussions in daily life: attention and learning disorders at school, behavioral disorders: restless children, irritable adolescents, mood swings, obesity and diabetes. as well as a decrease in immune defense is out of the question. In short: It is necessary at all costs to prevent the lack of sleep in time.
So how? The Morphée network launched a website dedicated to sleeping under the age of 18, with concrete solutions and discussion forums approved by a scientific committee. A rule to remember is the regularity of sleep rhythms. For the youngest children, children should be put on the bed at a fixed time in order to avoid very exciting games in the evening and to think of setting up a ritual bedtime to secure the child. This ritual must be brief, otherwise the child will feel that he does not want to leave her alone.
When young people will always try to push the boundaries and thus fall asleep. It's up to the parents to spend regular bedtime. And at the weekend, there's no way to put your kid to sleep until noon. Two hours sleepless, no more, otherwise the biological clock is drink. And it is imperative to teach young people to leave screens for at least one hour before going to bed.