Sleep Your Way to Good Health

. December 1, 2016.

Sleep is vital for children’s overall health and development. That’s why it’s important that children develop good sleep habits, right from the start. Between schoolwork, sports and other activities, many children don’t get enough sleep. Sleep is just as important to your children’s development and well-being as nutrition and physical activity. The amount and quality of sleep can affect safety, how alert we are, as well as our memories, moods, behavior, and learning abilities.

Children should be getting between nine and 12 hours of sleep a night. If children don’t get enough sleep, they’re more likely to be overweight, do poorly in school, and have behavior problems.

Routine Helps

Children thrive on routine, develop a night time routine. Turn off the TV, computer, and cellphone an hour before bedtime, read a book, have a small snack and go to bed at the same time every night including weekends. Help your children sleep better and reduce their risk of childhood obesity! For more information on sleep, visit the Kohl’s Kids in Action website:

Kohl’s commitment to Mercy Health Children’s Hospital is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys, where 100% of the net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million through this merchandise program. For more information, visit

Mercy Health – Toledo

Mercy Health – Toledo is a member of Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio and the fourth largest employer in the state. Locally, Mercy Health is based in Toledo and serves 20 counties in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Mercy Health – Toledo provides comprehensive primary and critical care services to residents and has a robust physician group, Mercy Health Physicians – Toledo, Life Flight critical air transport services and Mercy College of Ohio.

Mercy Health – Toledo is proud to provide over $107 million in community benefit in 2015 which includes charity care and community health services. With approximately 7,500 employees; more than 230 employed physicians; and 2,200 medical staff members, Mercy Health has been a part of the Northwest Ohio community it serves for over 160 years. Please visit for additional information and connect with Mercy Health – Toledo on Facebook, Twitter @mercynwohio and Instagram.