Establish a Sleep Routine for Your Kids and Yourself -- Get the Rest You Need (Part 3 in a 3-part series)
Here are some simple, proven strategies for a sleep routine for infants. At bedtime: Create a calming bedtime routine. About
Find sweet dreams faster with this routine.
Children depend on parents and caregivers to set consistent rules and structure an environment that is predictable. Children may not always like when parents say "no," but the truth is they feel secure when they know that parents mean what they say.
While we at The Huffington Post agree that sleep is one of the most important aspects of our health, and that logging extra
When we sit together in your nursery, cuddled chest to chest, I feel the weight of glory pressed upon me despite the uncertainty that always tries to take over.
How do you spend the hour before bed? Let us know in the comments below! Sleep experts recommend establishing a bedtime routine
Sleep is proven to be a magic elixir that can prevent all manner of physical, mental, and emotional maladies -- and even arm you with more momentum and mental acuity during your waking hours. So what really happens when you don't get to bed?
I'm obsessed with tracking. I have numerous tools for tracking metrics, hours, and even an activity tracker for my personal life. Oddly enough, I never tracked my daily work routine from waking up to dozing off -- until now. Suitably dubbed, The 6 a.m. Experiment.
I've battled anxiety my whole life, but was always able to keep it under control, as it only affected me. But now that I have a family of my own, I worry it is affecting them, too.
"Sleep and Childhood Brain Development: The Critical Link" originally appeared on Everyday Health Why Your Child Needs Lots
We don't know from this study whether diet is influencing sleep or sleep is influencing food choice, or both. But the evidence is abundant that these two pillars of health -- sleep and diet -- affect each other in a number of ways. We've seen a great deal of research that diet and weight control are strongly influenced by sleep, and that too little sleep can make eating healthfully more challenging.
What we hope you have learned this last month, however, is that getting better rest will help make all the other aspects of your life easier and more pleasurable.
We all know what it's like when our bodies fall out of synch with our normal routine. We can feel "off" and overly alert.
For this age group, the bedtime routine is typically the most challenging part of the day. Now that your child is older, you may want to modify her routine a little but make sure it remains soothing and predictable.