What Regular Napping does to your Child?

Sleep is very important and essential for everyone, especially when it comes to children. Naps are better for them to process and retain new information be it at home or in the classroom to actively participate in more activity.
It was also recently discovered and learned by the experts that sleeping protects children from vascular damage due to circulating stress hormones and arterial wall damaging cholesterol. Children with sleep disorders have excessive brain arousals during sleep, which can trigger the fight-or-flight response hundreds of times each night.
And according to the researchers at the University of Texas in Houston, Children who get enough sleep are at lower risk of childhood obesity. Studies conducted by the university state that children who slept a single hour less than they needed to increase their risk of obesity by 80 percent. 
In the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences researchers taught children a game that resembled the popular Memory game, in which children have to match images with cards laid out in a grid pattern. They chose the memory task because it requires many of the basic skills pre-schoolers utilize when attempting other types of learning, such as learning the alphabet.
After playing the game, the children either napped or stayed awake. Later that afternoon, they were tested again, to see how much they remembered from the morning session.
A week later, the experiment was flipped. The children who had napped in the first experiment were kept awake, and those who had not slept.
The difference was clear, with those who napped recalling 10 percent more of the locations of the cards than when they did not nap. The researchers even checked the children the next day to see if overnight sleep had an effect and found no difference in performance.
Some of the children were brought into the laboratory and measured their brain activity while they slept. Surprisingly, the kids were not experiencing REM sleep associated with dreaming.  However, they did detect bursts of brain activity called sleep spindles that were associated with the most productive naps—the ones that helped children retain memory. In other studies, that type of brain activity had been associated with moments when the brain was most plastic and adaptable.
The study clearly suggests that napping was an important part of the learning process. It is not only shown in the children but adults that taking a power naps are important and beneficial and keeps the children and adults more active.
And with all the data and test done by researchers around the world that how sleeping can make your children more productive and help them avoid lot of problem. Iris Florets understands the importance of regular napping clearly and assures in their schedule as a top priority. If you need to know more. Get in touch with Iris Florets…The Happy Playschool.