Adequate Sleep

Watch the Importance of bed time routines.

Adequate Sleep

Every brain needs sleep to process and settle the events of the day. Sleep helps us cope with the challenges we face, especially anxiety and stress. When we have the proper amount of sleep, our minds can be clear and calm.

Tips for Settling Down at Night


Don't consume caffeine, chocolate and other "sugary" drinks close to bedtime


Adopt and adhere to a bedtime routine that includes quiet activities, like reading


Dinner time should be a few hours before bedtime (a full tummy can affect sleep)


Set a bedroom ambiance that will help your child relax


Be sure to keep your child active during the day so they're tired at night


Implement some relaxation techniques before bedtime:  A warm bath before bedtime can calm a child and prepare them for sleep

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