- Children are often struggling to fall asleep
- Parents should encourage a strict sleep plan Help your child sleep better  A good night's sleep is very important to restore all the energy you need for the next morning. March 15 is celebrated as a World Sleep Day to raise awareness of the importance of proper sleep. Children often find it difficult to fall asleep, especially among teenagers. Parents should ensure that their children are sleeping properly, so that they receive the optimal energy for all activities that are due for the next day. Lack of sleep in children can have different causes. If your child can not sleep properly, he / she will feel tired all day, affecting mental and physical health. Here are some tips for all parents to help their child sleep better.
Defining the right sleeping habits
A strict sleeping rule is very important. It will develop a habit in your children to sleep at the appropriate time. You should make sure that your child sleeps well for 9-10 hours. In the beginning, it can be problematic, but after a few days, your kids will restrict that habit and sleep in time. Set the time according to your child's needs and the schedule that best suits you and your child.
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Let your child relax before going to sleep
Relaxing pre-bed activities can help your child. It will relax the body and mind of your child and keep out any disturbances. Also, try to keep all distractions away from your child so they can fall asleep better and faster. You can make your child read or listen to quiet music. Breathing exercises are also ideal for relaxation of body and mind. Leave the lights switched off at the child's discretion or kept to a minimum.
Encourage a Healthy Diet
Various previous studies have shown that a healthy diet is very important for a good night's sleep. You should encourage your children to eat healthily and avoid as much junk or fried foods as possible. Also, make sure that your child consumes a proper high-energy breakfast. Caffeine should also be excluded from the diet of your children. Teenagers are generally dependent on caffeine, which should be discouraged. too much sugar consumption should also be avoided as much as possible. A healthy diet also prevents childhood obesity.
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Limit the screen time
Some kids are addicted to TVs or other electronic devices. especially at bedtime. Electronic screens are harmful to your child's eyes and brain. It can delay bedtime. Extensive screen time has been shown to reduce brain performance and reduce creativity in children. If your child is on time on the screen before you sleep, you need to discourage that habit. Challenge your child to read more before falling asleep or to properly relax his mind.
If your child is unable to fall asleep regularly, you must talk to your child as it may have problems. If this does not help, you need to consult a doctor to help your child get the best possible help.
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff March 15, 2019