A Good Night’s Sleep

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It’s been a hard day’s night
And I’d been working like a dog
It’s been a hard day’s night
I should be sleeping like a log

Man the Beatles had it right. When was the last time you can honestly say you got a full night’s sleep? Or even felt rested when you woke up? For some of us, we can pretty much say that it happened in the past, in a galaxy far far away.

Sleep deprivation can take it’s toll on us quicker than we can imagine. For adults, we yawn more (obviously) but that’s just the tip of the iceberg, my friends. Most of us have a short fuse, we’re irritable, have some serious problems with… um… shoot what was I going to say? Oh yeah, short term memory! We have problems staying focused, our reaction times are way off. Basically if you suffer from sleep deprivation, you’re a walking hazard.

Children who suffer from sleep deprivation often deal with the same issues but they’re not as inclined on curbing certain behaviors as adults do. When a child doesn’t get enough sleep, they’re just as irritable and even more prone to temper tantrums. Just like us grown folk, they have a lack of concentration; with teens they have an issue with impulse control and tend to indulge in risky behavior.

Coordination takes a hit here too. For a long time, I thought I was accident prone. I would trip over my own feet, drop things and not realize it, even walking into objects that are too large to be missed. In school, there was no difference. Going through the sea of students was my own Indiana Jones experience. In gym, I might have well been called George of the Jungle.

What’s the point? SLEEP! Sleep is important, especially for children and teens. This year, if your child hasn’t had the best track record so far, take a lot at their sleeping habits. Do you have a schedule for them? If not, create one and implement it. As we’ve mentioned in prior posts, make sure your kids have input into the creation process so they feel a sense of ownership and responsibility.

As a supplement, NeuroFit has created the Coordination program. With a good night’s rest, and the physical therapy offered in this program, kids and teens can have a better chance at making improvements in their hand-eye coordination, running techniques, and more. Check out our site at http://www.voltfitnessusa.com/coordination-program.html or give us a call at 201-857-4768.

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– Jay

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