Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Back to School Sleep Hygiene for Kids

School time is fast approaching. Have you started preparing your children for the earlier starts that they need to make during term time?

Some top tips to help you help your kids re-adjust their sleep ready for a fresh school year:
  • Start moving sleep back to normal at LEAST 10 days before school is due to start.
  • Stick to a proper sleep hygiene 7 days a week - don't allow your kids to stay up later than normal on the weekends. It confuses their body-clocks.
  • If you haven't already, create a pleasant and relaxing bedtime routine Reading is always good, and something you can do together no matter what the age of your children.
  • Keep the bedroom cool and quiet, with dim lights.
  • No PC, TV or video games in the bedroom
  • Don't allow use of TV or computer in the hour leading up to bedtime.

If you follow these good sleep hygiene suggestions, your kids have a great chance of building up some refreshing sleep ready for an energised start to the school year!

Happy sleeping,


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