We’ve all seen an over-tired child. So exhausted, yet fighting sleep like it’s his full-time job. Healthy sleep habits are vital for your child’s wellness, and well-rested children have an easier time being in control of their feelings and actions. Plus, healthy sleep impacts so much of our wellness: from a healthy weight to robust immune systems, balanced hormones to balanced emotions, sleep, or lack-there-of impacts it all.
+ CREATE A ROUTINE: Creating a bedtime routine will help your child recognize when it’s time to shut down for the day. Do the same routine activities at the same time every night to optimize bedtime. Play soft music, turn down the lights, take a bath and brush teeth, read a story, and say prayers. Turn on the diffuser 1/2 hour before bedtime to start creating a peaceful environment.
+ UNPLUG: It’s recommended to turn off electronics and technology a full three hours before going to bed. While this might seem downright near impossible, do give your child time to unplug from technology before you ask her to quiet down for a good night’s sleep.
+ PROTEIN PUNCH: Before heading to bed offer your little one a protein-packed snack. This end-of-day protein punch will help stabilize his blood sugar levels while he sleeps, which helps him (and you!) stay asleep longer.
+ OIL BEFORE BED, SLEEPYHEAD: Create an environment of rest and relaxation by applying oils topically and diffusing them for a restful night's sleep.