When your kids don’t sleep through the night, neither do you. More importantly, you want your child to be happy and healthy and a good night’s sleep is a big part of that. These simple changes can help your child sleep soundly through the night and get both of your sleep schedules back on track.
Growing bodies need sleep, and they also need consistency. If your child is used to napping at 2:00 p.m. try to stay with that schedule even on the weekends when your personal schedule may vary. It will amaze you how much consistency plays a part in helping your child get quality sleep.
Adjust the Room
There are many reasons your child may not be sleeping through the night. Thankfully, many problems can be fixed with some simple adjustments. If your child is waking up too early in the morning, it could be because there is too much light in the room. Investing in complete-coverage blinds will keep the room dark so that the morning light won’t interrupt your little one’s sleep.
Another adjustment you can make to the room is to the most influential external factor of our sleep - the bed. Some people think that quality bedding is only essential for adults, but in reality, it is just as important, if not more so, for children. Sleep is so important for everyone, but especially for youngsters since they are still developing their bodies and minds. If your child is waking up in the middle of the night, it could be because of their bedding. Did you know that over the course of 10 years a mattress can double in weight from dust mites and other allergens? Your child may be waking up in the middle of the night because they are irritated by these allergens. By using a mattress protector like the AllerEase Organic Cotton Fitted Mattress Cover you can say goodbye to collections of dust mites, pollen, and pet dander.
It may not take major investigation to figure out why your child isn’t sleeping through the night. Implementing simple changes like adding more sufficient blinds, sticking to a sleep and nap schedule, and switching out their bedding can be the perfect solution to their sleep problem (and yours). What has helped your children sleep through the night?