Why can’t my child sleep?

We all have occasional trouble sleeping, but up to 10 percent of children report ongoing problems. Some wrestle with shuteye because their brains won’t turn off. For others, it is irregular routines, trouble sleeping alone, or over stimulation from TV. Poor diet and lack of exercise may also contribute. The first step in relieving your child’s sleep difficulties is to find the cause. Check with your pediatrician to rule out a medical reason. Then, focus on adjusting your family’s routine to foster better sleep. Try increasing his activity level during the day so he is more tired at night, but finish physical activity at least two hours before bed. The same is true for other stimulating activities, like TV or video games. Help your child learn to relax before hitting the hay by reading quietly to himself. See some post about kindergarten. Leave us your comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Let us know what other topics you would like to have discussed. Share this post with your friends.

Tossing, Turning

I can’t sleep.

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