Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
Help kids unwind before bedtime
Don’t ever attempt to let your child do anything that’s too stimulating, like watching wrestling and funny cartoon shows. Set a soothing bedtime routine that will cue your child’s brain that it is time to sleep, like a bedtime story and a warm cup of milk.
Homeworks, ironically, make practically every child sleepy.
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Make sure that kids get their required number of hours of sleep a night.
Avoid interaction with your child when it’s time to sleep.
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Practice what you preach.
Set a good example and do not skimp on sleep, because your children will do the same! Get yourself to bed at a decent time, in a dark, cool, quiet room.
Rule out medical conditions.
If your child always seems sleepy, snores loudly or breathes through his mouth, or wake up tired no matter what time he goes to bed, talk to your pediatrician. It may not be as serious as Kleine-Levin Syndrome (a rare sleeping disorder that could cause one to sleep weeks at a time), but an underlying health issue may be the cause.