According to research statistics, a child\’s height is closely related to sleep. Parents, don’t ignore whether your child is growing taller or not! It is very beneficial for children to develop the habit of going to bed early and getting up early, which is very beneficial to their physical development. So when children get up early, is the earlier the better? Parents should pay attention to this boundary of \”waking up early\”. There is a breakfast shop downstairs in the community, run by a young couple. The couple are very hardworking. They get up at three or four o\’clock and go to the shop to prepare breakfast. As soon as 6 o\’clock arrives, they start selling. The couple\’s business is good. The couple has a son named Xuanxuan. He is very popular among the children around him and is very well-behaved and sensible. However, Xuanxuan is now 5 years old and is much shorter than his peers. I learned from Xuanxuan’s mother that one day when she went to pick up her children from school, she discovered that Xuanxuan was the shortest in the class and had always been seated in the front row. Only then did Xuanxuan\’s mother realize the seriousness of the problem. She took two days off for her child and went to the hospital for a detailed examination. The result made the couple blame themselves. It turns out that Xuanxuan\’s parents often wake up Xuanxuan at four or five o\’clock and take her to the breakfast shop to prepare for the opening. Xuanxuan lacks sleep for a long time, which affects the secretion of growth hormone in the body, and the child will be shorter than peer. So how should the child\’s height problem be solved? Parents should quickly collect the following \”useful information\” about children\’s growth. You must know these questions about growing taller. 01 What is the relationship between children’s lack of sleep and growth hormone? 1) If a child wants to grow taller, he really cannot do without growth hormone, which is secreted intermittently by the pituitary gland. It is no exaggeration to say that it can almost equal the height of the child. 2) The secretion of growth hormone is closely related to the child’s sleep. For children, the best sleep time is to go to bed at 9 pm and get up after 7 am, so as not to miss the peak period of growth hormone secretion and affect the growth of the child. . 02How to stimulate the secretion of growth hormone? 1) Tiptoe running Traditional Chinese medicine believes that there are a large number of acupuncture points on human feet, and the stimulation of acupuncture points on the soles of the feet is related to the secretion of growth hormone. Therefore, it is recommended that parents take their children to run on tiptoes from time to time, which can not only exercise their cardiopulmonary function, but also help their children grow taller. 2) Exercise three hours after a meal. Three hours after each meal is a very suitable time for exercise. At this time, after the food in the stomach has been digested, exercise will not cause stress. It not only helps digestion, but also accelerates the secretion of growth hormone. 3) Supplement zinc and other amino acid supplements. Some children have incomplete development, which requires some acquired treatment and conditioning, including height, which is also one of the adjustable factors. In addition, in addition to the unchangeable genetic factors, if you want your children to grow taller, there are three things you must do well: 1) Balanced nutrition will have a direct effect on your child\’s height, including protein, trace elements and minerals. Fish, meat and soy products are the main sources of protein; trace elements can be supplemented through spinach and brown rice; mineral supplements can include bone soup or seaweed. 2) Moderate exercise and outdoor activities are also factors that directly affect height, especially sports such as basketball and rope skipping, which will greatly promote bone development. However, you should also pay attention to moderate exercise to avoid excessive exercise.Physical damage. 3) Prevent diseases. If a child has poor physical fitness and often gets sick, it will naturally not be easy for him to grow taller. Parents should also pay attention to disease prevention when providing nutrition and exercise to their children. For example, get vaccinated on time, pay attention to ventilation at home, and ask children to pay attention to personal hygiene. Don’t take “late bedtime” lightly ● Going to bed late affects children’s growth. Is it because children are thin due to malnutrition or lack of exercise? wrong! In addition to genetics, sleep has a greater impact on a child\’s height than exercise and diet, so if you want your child to grow taller, you must go to bed early! Children of different ages also have their own correct sleep schedules. Harriet Hiscock, a child sleep expert at the Australian Children\’s Research Institute, recommends bedtime times for children of all ages: Newborns often need 14 to 17 hours of sleep; infants often need 14 to 17 hours of sleep; Need 12 to 15 hours; preschoolers (3 to 5 years old) need 10 to 13 hours; school-age children (6 to 13 years old) need 9 to 11 hours of sleep; and teenagers need 8 to 10 hours of sleep time. A person\’s height depends on the amount of growth hormone secreted while sleeping. The two periods of maximum growth hormone secretion are 21:00-1:00 and 5:00-7:00. When a child is sleeping, the growth hormone secreted is many times higher than during the day. Therefore, the better the child sleeps, the more growth hormone is secreted. If you want your child to grow taller, you must ensure your child\’s sleep time. ● Going to bed late affects children\’s intelligence. Children who go to bed late or have irregular sleep will be lackluster in class the next day and seem to be sleepwalking after a class. If you study in such a state, your listening efficiency and receptive ability will be very poor, and your grades will inevitably decline. Research shows that sleeping late will affect children\’s intellectual development, reduce their ability to read and do arithmetic, and also reduce their memory and ability to master new information. We often see those playful children staying up late at night surfing the Internet and dozing off in class the next day. Not only do these children have poor academic performance, they are often thin, short, and look sickly. ● What time is the best time to go to bed at night? 9pm to 1am is the peak period of growth hormone secretion. The child must enter deep sleep, which is 30 minutes to 1 hour after the child falls asleep. Therefore, the most ideal situation is to have the child go to bed at 8:30 pm, read a book with the child, fall asleep at 9 o\’clock, and enter deep sleep at 10 o\’clock. Many parents feel that sleeping at this time is simply unrealistic, but parents should also reflect on the following issues: Children often do homework until midnight. Is it because their homework efficiency is too slow and their study habits have not been developed? After the children come home from school and have dinner, do they play for a while before starting to do their homework? It is said that time is squeezed out. For the sake of children\’s health, parents must not \”follow their children\’s temper\”. Only by supervising well and setting good time limits for children can their learning and life be more efficient. Never wake your child up at this point. ● Do not wake your child up before 6 o\’clock. Normally, you need to ensure that your child gets 8 hours of sleep every day. Nowadays, children have heavier learning tasks and it is not realistic to go to bed before 9 o\’clock.Parents are asked not to wake their children before 6 o\’clock the next day. For children who are growing and developing rapidly, waking them up too early and lack of sleep will not only affect the child\’s growth, but also make the child\’s mental state and learning state poor throughout the day. The child doesn\’t get enough sleep and can\’t concentrate in class. Some children were clearly looking at the blackboard during class, but what the teacher said went in their left ear and out their right ear. In the end, they remembered nothing of what the teacher said. ● Wrong way to wake up: \”Look what time it is! Get up quickly!\” Lift the quilt directly, pat the child\’s body hard or make a strong and harsh noise… Some children like to stay in bed, and parents will do this A rough way to wake up a child. This very \”destructive\” method can immediately restore the child\’s consciousness, but it will have very bad effects on the child, such as impulsivity, irritability, low mood, slow reaction, lack of concentration, or crying. Some parents say that their children are very angry when they wake up. You may want to reflect on whether you use this rough method of waking up. ● Use these gentle ways to wake up your child. Parents can wake up their children by calling or stroking them gently. Remember to keep your hands warm. You can also use light to slowly open the curtains and wake up the child with the help of sunlight. If parents keep using the same method to wake up their children, don\’t change them frequently. This will make the children feel at ease, put them in a good mood, and shorten the distance between them and their parents. Sleep aid food to help 01 Banana wrapped in peel \”sleeping pill\”. In addition to stabilizing serotonin and melatonin, bananas also contain magnesium, which relaxes muscles. In addition, eating bananas before going to bed will not cause weight gain because it is low in calories and rich in dietary fiber, which can promote defecation. 02 Warm milk Milk contains two hypnotic substances: one is tryptophan, which can promote the nerve cells of the brain to secrete the drowsy neurotransmitter-serotonin; the other has a regulatory effect on physiological functions. Peptides, of which \”opioid peptides\” can combine with the central nervous system, exert opium-like anesthesia and analgesic effects, making people feel comfortable throughout the body, helping to relieve fatigue and fall asleep. 03 Pumpkin seed magnesium helps muscles relax and prompts the brain to produce melatonin, which regulates sleep, thereby improving sleep. Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, so eating a handful of them a day can improve sleep quality. In addition, green leafy vegetables and legumes are also rich in magnesium. 04 Cherry research has found that the melatonin contained in just one cup of cherry juice is enough to induce a healthy sleep response and improve sleep quality. 05 Oysters Regularly eating foods rich in trace element zinc is beneficial to improving sleep, because zinc plays a key role in the process of converting tryptophan into serotonin and melatonin. Such foods include seafood such as oysters, whole grains, and nuts. 06Honey Traditional Chinese medicine believes that honey has the effects of nourishing qi, calming the five internal organs, and combining medicinal herbs. If you want to sleep well, drinking a glass of honey water before going to bed can play a certain role. By adding a small amount of honey to warm milk, a small amount of glucose can prompt the brain to stop producing orexin, a recently discovered neurotransmitter related to staying awake.