5 Ways You Can Help Your Child Sleep Better

Help Your Child Sleep Better

  1. No electronics in the bedroom
  2. No electronics or TV two hours before bedtime
  3. Limit extra-curricular activity so they get to bed consistently on time
  4. No caffeine or sodas in the evening
  5. Set good examples such as not staying up late to watch TV, not watching TV in bed, and keeping a consistent sleep schedule

Poor Sleep Presents Itself in Many Ways

In Young Children:

  • ADD/ADHD-type symptoms
  • Irritability
  • Hyperactivity
  • Difficulty controlling impulses
  • Poor learning

Adolescents:

  • Often a mixture of the above symptoms, as well as:
  • Frequent naps after school
  • Snoring and snore-arousals from sleep
  • Often falling asleep during the day (in class)
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Waking up with headaches
  • Waking up with dry mouth
  • Moodiness