Kaiser Permanente experts offers tips to help ease the transition to longer days.
The biggest crybabies during daylight saving time might well be the babies.
It takes work to get children to go to sleep and stay asleep. When we move our clocks forward one hour, these fragile sleep schedules might be disrupted, setting off tears and tantrums.
Sleep is important for everyone, but especially for children. It’s key to their emotional and physical well-being and growth, as well as their ability to learn and perform well in school.
“There's also growing evidence that insufficient sleep can result in metabolic changes, thus increasing a child's risk of developing insulin resistance, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and becoming obese,” says Kaiser Permanente pediatrician Shari Vasquez Directo, MD, in West Los Angeles.
Kaiser Permanente experts offer the following tips to help ease the transition to longer days.