CHILDREN GROW WHILE THEY ARE ASLEEP
“Night-time is a genuine magic potion. It is when growth hormones are secreted. Muscles rest, the brain builds up its strength and cells are regenerated,” explains relaxation therapist Stéphanie Couturier. Not to mention that it is also when all those little scratches, cuts and wounds get a chance to heal over.
Disrupted sleep will have a direct impact on a child’s growth. Fortunately, Couturier’s book Aidez votre enfant à bien dormir (Marabout) provides some ideas and practical answers for helping parents to ensure their children get a good night’s sleep.