Choosing how your family sleeps and enforces sleeping hours is up to you – so remember that it’s okay to choose to comfort your fussy sleeper, or alternatively, let her cry it out! With many situations, researchers have found that parents do indeed know best when it comes to what their child needs, so as long as you’re both getting the sleep you need, you can feel confident in your sleep choices. O2B Kids offers an exceptional proprietary early learning curriculum for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Learn more about how to set sleep hours for your children, and enroll at one of our Florida or Georgia locations today!
Going to bed at the same time every night is crucial to your circadian rhythm, which is your internal clock that regulates sleep. This helps your body be prepared for sleep as it will release melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep.
Humans and children thrive on routine, so doing the same thing every night will help your child fall asleep. Have your child brush their teeth, put on their pajamas, and then read them a book before lights out.
Blue light from screens suppress melatonin levels and delays your child feeling tired. Noise can keep your child awake, too. Invest in a small night light if your child is afraid of the dark, but do your best to eliminate any other light sources.
It’s best to not eat a big meal right before bed. A healthy snack about an hour before bed may aid in sleep. In addition, drinking water throughout the day helps your body stay hydrated, but you don’t want to drink too much water right before bed because it may cause you to wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom.
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