Children Wake Up Taller!

Bedtime is one of the most important parts of a child’s growth process. According to U.S. Sleep Data, bones primarily grow at night. The notion that children grow taller while they sleep has been proven. Researchers used sensors to detect growth spurts in a baby lamb while it slept. Scientists believe the same is true in humans, and say it might explain why children get growing pains at nighttime. So the next time your little one tells you about pains in their legs, it is likely they are sprouting right before your eyes!

The right mattress will provide comfort and help alleviate growing pains. A good mattress does not need to be firm to improve posture. A soft mattress helps the spine retain its natural curvature, allowing the body to properly grow. It is important to keep in mind a baby needs a firm mattress to prevent accidents.

Poor Sleep Can Affect Behavior, Social Skills, and Education.

For children to function throughout the day, a good night’s sleep is essential. Getting up to 8 hours of sleep keeps the mind refreshed, focused and ready to learn. Children who do not get enough sleep, tend to exhibit signs of:

  • Difficulty focusing at school
  • Poor social skills
  • Bad behavior
  • and in some cases signs of ADHD

Bedtime is when the mind replenishes itself. A study of kids’ ages 7 to 11, led by Dr. Gruber, showed that during the deep stages of sleep, brain cells involved in learning get reactivated and facilitate the growth of new neural connections, which helps long-term memories form.

How Do You Pick The Right Bed?

Picking the right mattress for your child depends on a couple of factors. The mattress firmness depends on the age of a child. Most mattresses designed for children have medium firmness, which is believed to be suitable for kids of all ages.

Indentation load deflection is used to determine the appropriate mattress. Indentation load deflection “measures the load required to indent a 50 square inch round indenter foot or compression platen into a polyurethane foam sample”.

According to, “soft beds are appropriate for ILD of more than 25 pounds. Firm beds are appropriate for ILD of more than 31. Medium beds are appropriate for ILD between 25 and 31 pounds”. Consider the materials when you are looking to buy the best mattress for your kids.

  • Memory Foam
  • Foam
  • Innerspring
  • Latex
  • Green Materials
  • Air Mattress

The final aspect to consider, longevity, is important to keep in mind. You want to make sure that you buy a mattress that is durable enough to last from the toddler’s bed up to adolescence.

Let Us Help!

If your child is having a hard time falling asleep for more than one or two nights it is time to look into a new mattress. Go2sleep Kidz and Go2sleep Baby offer a wide variety of beds to accommodate any sleeper’s preferences. For more information, stop into our Vestal or North Syracuse locationsand contactus today.