When my kiddos were younger, friends used to refer to me as the Sleep Nazi. By 7 pm, my 6 and 8-year-olds were snoozing away. “I can’t believe how early you put them to bed,” friends would comment.
That time just worked for my daughters – and worked for me.
Turns out, there is a new research study that shows why it may have worked.
The study looked at the time children went to bed as well as other outcomes such as physical and mental health.
What they found was that those children (ages 4-9) who went to bed before 8:30 pm enjoyed a better health-related quality of life.
What’s more, their moms experienced better mental health as compared to mothers who went to bed later.
More sleep helped the entire family.