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5 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Sleep January 14, 2019

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5 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Sleep, Mason, Ohio

Sleep is important at any age, but it’s especially essential for kids, giving their bodies and brains the rest they need for healthy development. As any parent knows, however, sometimes it can be a challenge to get little ones to bed. Follow these tips and your child will be happily snoozing on their pillow in no time. 

Effective Tips for Helping Kids Sleep Better

1. Establish a Bedtime Routine

Set consistent sleep and wake times for children to encourage their bodies to adapt to a regular cycle. A relaxing pre-bedtime routine helps active kids wind down for the night. This could involve reading a story, taking a bath, or listening to soothing music.

2. Limit Screen Time

pillowsThe blue light from electronic screens has been shown to disrupt natural sleep cycles. Cut kids off from their screens at least two hours before bed. They’ll get a better night’s rest without the stimulation of television, video games, and apps.

3. Encourage Physical Activity

Get your child moving during the day so they will be physically tired by the time their head hits the pillow. Whether it’s taking the dog to the park or playing pickup basketball with other kids, there are many fun ways to keep little ones active. 

4. Nix Caffeine & Chocolate 

Sodas and energy drinks are full of caffeine, giving kids an energy boost that will keep them from drifting off. Cut out these products. Chocolate is another no-go before bed, since it also contains caffeine. 

5. Create a Cozy Sleeping Space

Make sure your little one’s bedroom is free of light and noise that could keep them up. Create a welcoming atmosphere with cozy down bedding and plush feather pillows. You want kids to feel comfy and happy to get into their bed at night. 

 

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