Every child deserves a good night

The Need for Sleep…

Sleep is fundamental to growth and overall well-being. Sleep refreshes us and helps us perform better. Yet, despite its obvious importance, many children are not getting quality sleep each night. According to the United States based National Sleep Foundation (NSF) survey, only 20% of adolescents get the recommended nine hours of sleep per night on school nights. The NSF recommends that children ages 3 to 5 need 11 to 13 hours; ages 5 to 10 need 10 to 11 hours; and ages 10 to 17 need 8.5. to 9.5 hours. The World Association of Sleep Medicine advises to help children get the sleep they need, bedtime must be made a priority and a regular night-time routine followed. Rituals that help prepare children for bed include brushing teeth, reading a story and of course, changing into pajamas.

Sadly, millions of orphans around the world do not have the simple luxury of changing into pajamas at the end of the day. That’s where Ava’s Jammies steps in – to provide pajamas to orphans in need. In March 2014, Ava’s Jammies made their first distribution of pajamas to Rwandan orphans. Every child deserves a good night.