Green Time for Sleep Time: Three Ways Nature and Outdoor Time Improve Your Child's Sleep, A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Web Site
Guide
Abstract: 

Our guide for parents shares three ways nature and outdoor time can improve your child's sleep. In this report we provide some guidelines, suggestions and resources for parents on how to get started. More time in natural settings can help a child get fresh air, be healthier, less anxious and depressed, feel calmer and more productive and, importantly, get a higher quality night's sleep.

Many U.S. parents are surprised to learn that their children suffer from persistent sleep deprivation - as much as two hours per day. There are numerous reasons: busy schedules, addiction to television and electronic games and lack of knowledge about the amount needed. The reality is American children are spending an average of 7 hour and 38 minutes per day staring at electronic media entertainment. Building some outdoor time into your child's schedule will help them get a better night's sleep and receive the associated physical, emotional and cognitive benefits.

For more information and to download a free copy of the guide visit http://www.nwf.org/Be-Out-There/Why-Be-Out-There/Benefits/Green-Time-Sle...

Author: 
by Kevin J. Coyle, National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Topic Areas: 
Outdoor Recreation
Health
Target Audience: 
Families
Early Childhood
Grades Pre K-12
All
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
12 pp.
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

National Wildlife Federation
PO Box 1583
Merrifield, VA 22116