In Kansas City tonight, nearly 1 in every 42 kids will be sleeping some place other than their own bed. That includes sleeping on the floor, couch, and with parents and older siblings. Children in these environments frequently wake during the night. Having a comfortable mattress and pillow, as part of a good sleep environment, is vital to getting a good night sleep.

School age children need approximately 9-11 hours of sleep per night depending on age. Children and teens who do not get enough sleep may have problems getting along with others. They may feel angry and impulsive, have mood swings, feel sad or depressed, and lack motivation. They also may have problems paying attention, and may get lower grades and feel stressed.

And when kids don’t sleep well, families don’t sleep well. Mood, fatigue, sleep quality, parenting stress and daytime sleepiness are worse for parents of children who don’t sleep well. Parents report losing an average of about 35 minutes of sleep per night due to child awakenings. This really adds up over the week.

Having a good night’s sleep depends on having a dark, quiet, and comfortable place to sleep. Sleepyhead Beds helps Kansas City families sleep better every night!