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Outdoor Sleep Times

At Dragonfly's Early Learning at Coolum Beach, we recognise the benefits of allowing the children to sleep outdoors when the weather allows.

The Benefits Of Outdoor Sleep Times For Children

Natural light exposure - This resets the body clock and adjusts with circadian rhythms, and produces more melatonin for a more restful sleep, unlike artificial light which interferes with sleep quality

Increased immunity - Plants give off phytoncides to protect themselves which humans can benefit from lower blood pressure and other health boosters.

Better functioning of body and brain - Higher quality oxygen will improve the functioning of the brain and body for better productivity, mobility, recovery, and more, whereas stale inside air laden with carbon dioxide can lead to lethargy and a slower metabolism.

Reduced stress - Just seeing trees has been proven to reduce stress levels, as has listened to the sounds of nature and the outdoors.

Reduced illness - Air conditioning spreads germs and dries up children's sinuses, leaving them open to infection. One centre reported that over an 11-week period during winter (when colds and flu are usually rife), they only had a total of less than 1 percent of absentees which they attribute to outdoor napping.

Improved learning - As children sleep longer, deeper, and more serenely when outside, they're more refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to learn when they wake. Their cognitive attentiveness, alertness, and awareness are higher compared to napping indoors.

To learn more about us, at Dragonfly's Early Learning at Coolum Beach, go to https://www.dragonflys.com.au/contact-us

Or give us a call on 07 5471 6500. We would love to hear from you

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