A correlation between six common sleeping positions and the personality traits of the sleepers themselves
Sleep is no less essential than food, drink, or safety in the lives of children. Life’s demanding schedule often prevents kids from getting the critical sleep they need to develop and function properly.
1. Set a regular time for bed each night. Make a regular time for bed each night and do not vary from it. Similarly, the wake up time should not differ from weekday to weekend by more than 1 to 1 and a half hours.
2. Designating your child’s bed a “sleep only” area. Make sure your kid`s bedroom is cool, dark and quiet.
3. Bedtime routine. Create a relaxing bedtime routine, such as giving your child a warm bath or reading a story.
4. Easy food. Avoid big meals before bedtimes. Drink a warm glass of milk or have a light healthy snack like fruit instead.
5. No TV or Computer. There should be no television, radio,computer or music playing while your child is going to sleep.
6. Create a relaxing bedtime routine, such as giving your child a warm bath or reading a story.
7. No caffeine foods. Avoid giving children anything with caffeine less than six hours before bedtime.
8. Transitional object: Bedtime means separation, and that can be made easier with a transitional object—like a doll, teddy bear, blanket or the like. This kind of object can provide a sense of security and control that comforts and reassures your child.
9. Room and bed-sharing: Some parents may feel sharing their bedroom and/or bed with their child is more natural than having separate rooms and that it is important for emotional development. There may be cultural preferences as well.
10. Last thing. Kids will always have that one last thing, kisses, hugs, a drink of water, using the bathroom…they can be quite inventive. Do your best to anticipate all this and get it done before getting in bed. Let your child know that once they are in bed, they have to stay in bed.