Signs Your Child Isn't Sleeping Enough


At 5 Little Monkeys, we're on a mission to help kids and families everywhere experience the truly life-changing power of high-quality, restful sleep. We've spent years designing one of the best kids mattresses from the ground up to achieve that goal, as we've seen firsthand in our family how the quality of your child's mattress impacts the quality of your child's sleep. But great sleep takes more than just a great mattress, and one of the first steps to ensuring proper sleep hygiene is learning how to recognize when your child isn't getting enough. We strive to be a comprehensive resource for parents on healthy sleep, so here's a quick, simple guide on the signs that your child isn't getting enough sleep.

How to Tell if Your Child Isn't Sleeping Enough

Healthy sleep is critical to the growth and development of any child, and while we constantly stress the importance of sleep quality, quantity of sleep is important as well. Wondering if your child may not be getting the right amount of sleep? These signs may all be indicators that your child needs more sleep on a daily basis.

Signs Babies Aren't Getting Enough Sleep

  • Crankiness or whininess, especially on a regular basis
  • Falling asleep quickly in every car ride
  • Wakes up groggy and often falls asleep quickly after waking up
  • Snoring

Signs Toddlers and Kids Aren't Sleeping Enough

  • Hyperactivity
  • Academic problems
  • Drowsiness at school or while doing homework
  • Loud snoring
  • Falls asleep quickly on short car rides
  • Separation anxiety

Signs Your Preteen Isn't Getting Enough Sleep

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability, especially in the early afternoon
  • Academic problems
  • Sleeps excessively on the weekends
  • Excessive caffeine consumption
  • Extreme difficulty waking up in the morning
  • Lack of motivation

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All of these signs may indicate your child isn't getting the sleep they need, so if you notice them in your child, it's time to take action. Sufficient quantity of sleep is the first place to start, but the quality of your child's sleep matters too. Thankfully, we've worked hard to develop one of the best kids mattresses on the market, specifically-designed to give your child's body what it needs for healthy, truly restful sleep. Want to see the difference that great sleep can make in your child's sleep? Try our kids mattress risk-free: take the 100-Night Rest Test today!