When do children sleep, can they grow taller?
Many parents now realize that the height of their children is not completely determined by the factors inherited by their parents. The effects of eating, exercising and sleeping have a great impact on height. In the past, diet was the most important factor affecting height. Today, the burden of learning has caused many children to have insufficient sleep, so sleep has a great influence on height.
“Growth hormone” is an important factor affecting the height of the human body. Growth hormone is not secreted by other hormones in the human body during the day. It is pulsed and secreted mainly at night. The more it is secreted, the more it helps to grow taller. 21:00 – 1:00 am is the peak of growth hormone secretion, once you missed sleep late, you can’t make up again. Growth hormone is secreted by the human pituitary gland. The pituitary gland has a large workload every day. In addition to secreting growth hormone, it also secretes various hormones such as sex hormones and adrenocorticotropic hormones, and is also too busy. “So, it is not secreting growth hormone for 24 hours.
Infancy is an exception. Infancy, whether day or night, the pituitary gland constantly secretes growth hormone, so babies before the age of 1 grow very fast. After the child, the amount of norditropin growth hormone released during the day is very small, and the secretion is mainly concentrated at night when going to sleep. Two of the time periods are crucial for long height, one is from 9:00 am to 1:00 am the next day, especially after 10:00 pm, the secretion of growth hormone reaches the highest, which can reach 5-7 times of the day. In addition, one or two hours before and after 6 o’clock in the morning, growth hormone also has a small peak of secretion.
However, it is not until 9 pm, when growth hormone begins to be secreted in large quantities on time, and its massive secretion must have a premise: it only occurs during deep sleep. If you haven’t gone to bed at this time, or have already gone to bed but haven’t fallen asleep, or are already asleep but haven’t entered deep sleep, then its secretion will be greatly reduced. So the later you sleep, the less secretion of growth hormone, the more unfavorable your child’s height. People usually go into deep sleep after half an hour to 1 hour after falling asleep, so the advice of growth and development experts is: If you want your child to grow taller, it is best to go to bed before 8:30 in the evening, no later than 9 in the evening. :30, get up again after 7am.
Sleep schedules for different age groups
Age range Suitable for sleep time
Newborn 20-22 hours
February baby 18-20 hours
1 year old 15 hours
2 years old 14 hours
3-4 years old 13 hours
5-7 years old 12 hours
8-12 years old 10 hours
13-18 years old 9 hours
In addition, there is a large amount of natural calcium in the sun, so when the sun is full, take the children to participate in outdoor activities.