How to Help Your Children Get Better Sleep

It is hard enough getting your own quality sleep, but when your kids aren’t sleeping,
neither are you in most cases. Here are some easy tips for helping your kids get the
best sleep possible.

– Set Your Child’s Bedtime

The very first thing you should do if your children are struggling with sleep is to choose
a bedtime. There might be some nights where they don’t quite get to bed on time, but
the more consistent you are with when they need to be in bed, the better off everyone
will be.

Choosing a bedtime isn’t just good for ensuring they get enough sleep before having to
wake up the next morning, but for the purpose of good sleep habits. By knowing their
bedtime, they also understand when it is time to start their nightly routine of getting
ready for bed. It is really important for your children’s development.

– Be Consistent with Bedtime Routines

Once you have chosen their bedtime, you can start working on their bedtime routine.
This is a routine that should be done every night, which helps get them ready for bed. It
might include taking a bath or shower and brushing their teeth, reading a book in bed,
drinking a glass of milk to get them sleepy, and maybe taking medications if they have
anything they need to take in the evening.

It is also when your kids usually stop watching TV or playing games, and do more
relaxing activities. Maybe you start the routine an hour before their bedtime, so they can
change into their pajamas and sit on the bed to relax and talk a bit before bed, or you
read them a story. These activities get both their brain and body used to the idea of
bedtime coming soon.

These sleep habits are a lot more important that you might think, and it is equally
important that the routines are consistent.

– Create a Relaxing Sleep Environment

Make sure your kids have a bedroom that is calm and soothing. You want them to have
a relaxing sleep environment, even beginning with the color scheme of their room. It
should have calming and soothing colors, usually on the lighter side, like light blue,
green, yellow, purple, and pink. It is okay to have a good amount of color if that’s what
they want, but try to avoid anything too bright, as it will make it hard for them to adjust to
being relaxed at night.

They should have quality mattresses and bedding, along with proper temperature
control. It is difficult to get good sleep in a room that is too hot or too cold, or if it gets
bright. A pair of blackout curtains is great to have in their room.

– Keep Their Stress Levels Low

If there is an evening when your child is a little stressed, such as a big school project
coming up or they had issues with a kid at school, try to relieve their stress before
sending them to bed. It is just as hard for a kid with stress to get good sleep as it is an
adult. They need to be fully relaxed and eased of any stress or tension before getting
good quality sleep, so this might mean talking to them or getting their mind off what they
are worried about with a book or cartoon before bed.

– Don’t Push Pressure on Sleep

While you want your children to get good sleep, don’t put too much pressure on them.
This can actually create more stress and make it even harder for them to sleep. Don’t
tell them they NEED to be asleep in a matter of minutes or how early they have to wake
up. Just continue their nightly routine and be consistent with their bedtime.

How much sleep do your kids need? This will depend on the child and their age, but
most children need about 9-10 hours of sleep on average. As they get older, this will
decrease, but it is a good place to start.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. ragnarsbhut says:

    A mattress topper and a body pillow might make a difference, particularly if they have a hard time being able to relax.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. ragnarsbhut says:

        I have experience with both and sleep quite soundly.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. ragnarsbhut says:

        Try one of each of them and see if that helps. I have found that they help me to relax and sleep quite soundly.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. I have not used each of them. But the mattress I currently have helps me sleep very well.


      4. ragnarsbhut says:

        What brand and design do you have?

        Liked by 1 person

      5. A morgedal foam mattress from Ikea


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