The Pediatric Sleep Council, a team of international sleep experts, observed Baby Sleep Day on March 1, with the purpose of emphasizing the importance of sleep for a baby and family members in general.
Having a good sleep at night is essential for everyone, especially for a growing child. High quality of sleep could help our brains function, relax our bodies, reduce disease risk and keep weight under control.
Unfortunately, a lot of sleep disorders such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea have affected many people. Based on the data from the American Academy of Pediatrics, sleep issues could influence 25 to 50% of children and 40% of adolescents.
Each kid deserves a healthy and happy life. Therefore, Baby Sleep Day sets a reminder for us to fight sleep concerns and raise awareness about the benefits of having good sleep. It also marks the beginning of National Sleep Awareness Week.
Each month, more than 500,000 parents visit The Baby Sleep Site to ask questions and find answers for their kids’ sleep difficulties.
If your children or yourself really have serious issues with falling asleep, don’t feel bad. We recommend you see a therapist or a doctor and find out the real issue.
This annual holiday was first celebrated on March 1, 2017, when the three founders met each other and ate pickles. They said, “If we were all overcome by happiness from a better sleep, we may finally be close to achieving world peace.”
For that moment, this important day highlights the importance of sleep and its various effects on both our physical and mental health.
Poor sleeping habits may lead to anxiety and depression, thus, a good night’s sleep could sweep them away and build a better well-being.
As a result, we encourage each individual to have a regular bedtime, reduce the intake of caffeine and alcohol before bed and embrace a healthy sleep pattern.