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sleep not enough

Postby 5mp » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:28 pm

2 kids, p6 and p4, have to wake up at 5.30am to catch 6.10am school bus.

mentioned they were sleepy some times during class hours.

any idea to help them?

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Re: sleep not enough

Postby vicki » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:48 pm

What time do they sleep at night? N do they nap in the afternoon?

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Re: sleep not enough

Postby fightingmom » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:23 pm

U can let them take a 30min nap in the afternoon but try not to nap after 4pm. Also u can let them drink some chicken essence - it might help to increase their attention level in clAss

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Re: sleep not enough

Postby 5mp » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:29 pm

vicki wrote:What time do they sleep at night? N do they nap in the afternoon?


try to let them sleep before 9.30pm, but for p6 it's not always possible because of homework

nap is a good suggestion, but after cca, they usually reach home after 5.30pm.

poor kids :(

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Re: sleep not enough

Postby 5mp » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:33 pm

fightingmom wrote:Also u can let them drink some chicken essence - it might help to increase their attention level in clAss


Thanks fightingmom...
no wonder i see many chicken essence posts here and there :lol:

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Re: sleep not enough

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:51 am

I ever tried children multivit syrup...those dark brown ones which I remember taking even when I was a kid(!)....quite good....they felt less sleepy in the afternoon.

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Re: sleep not enough

Postby LOLMum » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:57 am

5mp wrote:
fightingmom wrote:Also u can let them drink some chicken essence - it might help to increase their attention level in clAss


Thanks fightingmom...
no wonder i see many chicken essence posts here and there :lol:



Is chicken essence really good? Can take for long term?

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Re: sleep not enough

Postby caroline3sg » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:29 am

Studying is long journey of about 16 years. Kids at this age need at least 10 hours of sleep. My boy P4, wakes up 6am and nap about 2.5 hours every afternoon, at night sleep around 9.30am. That leaves about 2 hours of coaching at night. I do not allow him to go for remedial / supplementary classes & CCA not compulsory (also no CCA bus back home).

Not enough sleep how to concentrate in class? Parents have to weigh what is important and adjust priorities / schedule.

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Re: sleep not enough

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:01 am

Another way is to sleep earlier lor....perhaps 9~9.30pm.

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Re: sleep not enough

Postby limlim » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:38 am

wouldn't have happened if the school is within 1km..

Oops... OT.. :siam:

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