Anna Šujanská, Peter Ďurdík, Peter Bánovčin
Sleep is the primary essential physiological phenomenon particularly during the childhood. Sleep is important for memory,
learning, endocrine processes, synaptic plasticity, immune competence, cerebral energy metabolism and mental
condition. It is also associated with restitution of somatic, neural structures and various metabolic processes in children.
Deep stages of sleep are important for recovery and repair of the body and it is essential for the restaurant brain
function and cognitive operation. Therefore, any obstacle presents during the sleep and leads to disturbance of sleep
what has a negative impact on child’s development. Adequate sleep hygiene is one of the important conditions of physiological
sleep in children.