Physical Activity And Sleep

Even moderate physical activity helps with sleep.

We know that physical activity benefits children’s health. But, did you know it also helps children sleep better? Even moderate activity can make a difference.

Sleep Latency

A 2009 study found that every hour of the day that children were inactive adds 3 minutes to the time it takes them to get to sleep. The authors of the study monitored a representative sample of 519 children. On average, it took 26 minutes to fall asleep. This period of time–how long it takes to get to sleep–is called “sleep latency.” Continue reading “Physical Activity And Sleep”