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09/13/2017
If you have a student at home, you should know that their sleeping habits can impact how they process information. To ensure they are getting quality sleep each night, read this post.

How to Instill Healthy Sleeping Habits in Your Child

Growing children need to have quality sleep each night in order to develop effectively on a physical and mental level. However, The Learning Scientists states that sleeping can even impact how your child processes information, meaning that they need it in order to learn successfully and do well in school. This is one of the many reasons why you should follow the tips below to ensure your child has healthy sleeping habits.

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Talk to Your Child About It

First and foremost, you need to talk to your child if you want them to have healthy sleeping habits. While children love to laugh and play, they also love to learn new things. Moreover, children absorb information easily, which is why you should try to relay to them the importance of a good night's sleep and a structured sleeping routine. Doing so may make them more excited to sleep in order to get the benefits it can bring.

Keep Them Physically Active

Being tired is a key part of getting quality sleep. Nonetheless, it seems that children are never tired, as they can jump and play for hours on end. To ensure your child is ready to go to bed once the sun goes down, you need to keep them physically active throughout the day. For instance, you can enroll them in a class or play with them and the dog, all so they can use up the seemingly endless amount of energy they have.

Put Together a Sleeping Schedule

A set sleeping schedule can ensure your child's nightly rest will be effective and sufficient. For that reason, you should ensure that they go to bed and wake up at the same time every day of the week (even on the weekends). This will help their body and brain get used to the routine. Just make sure that they have between 8 to 11 hours of sleep each night (though the number will vary depending on your child's age and needs).

Follow a Bedtime Routine

Routines and habits can be incredibly powerful, which is why, if you have your child follow a daily bedtime routine, their body and mind will get ready to wind down as soon as they start it. A bedtime routine can include having dinner, showering, taking care of dental hygiene, changing into pajamas, and more. You could even sneak some bonding time with your child into their bedtime routine by reading together in bed before they fall asleep.

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Set Some Rules

Even if your child is tired and in their pajamas ready for bed, there are still some things that can keep them up past their bedtime. Set rules around those activities to ensure your child won't be kept up by them. A few of these activities are:
  • Eating a heavy meal late at night (if they're hungry, give them something light).
  • Eating or drinking sugar or caffeine.
  • Watching TV or another screen an hour before bed (the brightness can stimulate their brains and wake them up).

Put Together the Perfect Sleeping Environment

Can you imagine trying to sleep in a room with bright lights, people talking, and uncomfortable bedding? It would be a challenge for sure. That's why, if you want to help your child have a good night's sleep, you should put together the perfect sleeping environment for it. According to Alaska Sleep Clinic, you should:
  • ensure the room is clean, completely dark, and very quiet,
  • keep a cooler temperature (around 65°),
  • and provide comfortable and ergonomic mattress, pillows, and blankets.

Create a Reward System

If despite your best intentions, you're having trouble getting your child to sleep, you should find other ways to convince them to do it (especially when you first start setting up the rules). To that end, you can create a reward system with them. For example, if they follow your routine perfectly for two weeks (getting ready for bed, going to sleep on time, and waking up without grunting), they can pick a new toy.

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