Sleep is Academic!
Tips to Encourage Good Sleep for Parents
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) offers the following tips on how to help your child get a good night’s sleep:
Follow a consistent bedtime routine.
Establish a relaxing setting at bedtime.
Get a full night’s sleep every night.
Avoid foods or drinks that contain caffeine, as well as any medicine that has a stimulant, prior to bedtime.
Do not stay up all hours of the night to “cram” for an exam, do homework, etc. If after-school activities are proving to be too time-consuming, consider cutting back on these activities.
Keep computers and TVs out of the bedroom.
Do not go to bed hungry, but don’t eat a big meal before bedtime either.
Avoid any rigorous exercise within six hours of your bedtime.
Make your bedroom quiet, dark and a little bit cool.
Get up at the same time every morning.
(source: American Academy of Sleep Medicine)
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