It’s true – active kids often sleep better. Sleep is important for restoring energy, and for growth and development. Not enough sleep can negatively affect a child’s behavior, learning, wellbeing, health and weight. What else can I do to improve my child’s sleep?
- Have regular bedtime and wake up times.
- Have a regular bedtime routine. This might include a bath, brushing teeth, a story, then bed.
- Quiet activities are good before bed but avoid screen use (such as TV, internet and computer games) in the hour before bedtime.
- Have no screens, devices or other distractions in the place where children sleep.
- Have a comfortable sleep environment that’s dark, quiet and warm.
- Avoid giving your child food and drinks containing caffeine.