Establish Healthy Sleep Patterns
Sleeping is a necessary activity that keeps all humans going. However, it is especially important that your child gets enough sleep in order to ensure they are healthy and performing well at school. Maintaining healthy sleep habits is one of many ways you can help your child prepare for school
. The summer months may disrupt their normal school sleeping schedule, but it is still important that they are getting enough sleep each night. The Tutoring Center in Long Grove
Â have some tips that can help your child develops healthy sleeping habits throughout the school year.
Create a Sleep Schedule
Your child should be getting the recommended amount of hours of sleep according to their age. To ensure this happens, set a daily schedule for them to follow. Choose a bedtime that is reasonable and a wake up time that allows your child to complete the recommended hours. Even if it's the weekend or not a school day, your child should stick to the same routine or stay close to it in order to avoid losing the habit.
Create the Right Environment for Sleep
Your child's bedroom should be conducive to sleep. Make sure the area is dark, comfortable and quiet in order for them to be able to fall asleep. Watching television right before going to bed can cause your child to resist going to sleep and may cause more disruptions as they sleep. Avoid having televisions and computers in your child's room to prevent this. You can also enact quiet hours in your home that start one hour prior to your child's bedtime. This will ensure that your home and your child's room stay quiet and create a better sleep environment.
Eat Smart Before Bed
What your child eats before bedtime can have a large impact on their ability to fall asleep. Avoid giving your child any caffeine since this can greatly interrupt their sleep schedule. Have your child eat a light snack before bed in order to avoid sleep disruptions caused by hunger. Snacks that contain large amounts of sugar should also be avoided because they can cause your child to become hyper and lose their ability to fall asleep.
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