Kids who don’t get enough rest can face problems in class the next day, reports Muskogee Phoenix.
Getting back to a bedtime routine when school resumes can be difficult.
“Bedtime routines are very important, but they’re very hard to do,” said Kristin Coffman, nurse practitioner at Wade Pediatrics. “Dinner needs to be the same time every evening, bath time needs to be at the same time every evening. We probably should do that in the summer, but we don’t. Even as adults it’s hard to do.”
Kids who don’t get enough rest can face problems in class the next day, Coffman said.
“If kids are not getting enough rest, they’re not focused, they’re daydreaming, they’re laying their head down and falling asleep,” Coffman said. “We see that a lot, especially with the little ones just starting school.”