Summer ending can be a bit of a bummer. It can be difficult to get back into a set schedule and bedtime routine for the whole family. It can seem like an abrupt change for many kids to suddenly have to go back to falling asleep early and waking up early. Luckily, there are a few things parents can do to help their kids adjust to the new schedule and start the school year off on the right side of the bed, so to speak.
How can you help your children and teens get into a better school sleep schedule?
- First of all, moving bedtimes back 15 minutes each day can be a great help. This helps their internal clock adjust over time. Gradually adjusting is less of a shock. So, planning ahead and starting to change bedtimes a couple weeks before school starts can be a great help.
- Second, sleeping on a comfortable mattress and clean, new sheets can lead to a better night’s rest. If your child has outgrown their old bed, or just finds their old mattress uncomfortable, upgrading them to a mattress that helps them wind down is a great way to ensure a better night’s sleep. At Best Mattress, we have a variety of mattress choices for both kids and adults. We also carry pillows and other items to make your child’s sleep more restful. We have twin-size mattresses and more.
- Third, try to avoid light during the time close to bedtime. This includes things like smartphones, computers, and TV’s. Teens tend to have body clocks that are accustomed to falling asleep later. Adding light from smartphones and TVs can confuse their sleep cycle even more. Turning off electronics an hour before bedtime can make a big difference.
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for children because they tend to be hyperactive and inattentive without good rest. Ensuring your child is rested leads to a happier kid who does better in school. Being well-rested can lead to better grades and an overall active, healthy child.
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Best Mattress offers over 20 locations across St. George, Mesquite, and Las Vegas. We have a large selection of mattresses for people of all ages. Please give us a call for any questions. Or, feel free to stop by! Our friendly associates are happy to help you find the right mattress for your child or teen who needs to get a better night’s rest!