Light exposure and action from video games and social networking can rev up the brain, disrupting the body’s daily rhythms that make kids feel drowsy close to bedtime. All technology should be turned off an hour before bed.
Symptoms of a Sleep-Deprived Child
Symptoms of a sleep-deprived child:
- Has frequent meltdowns
- Acts wild
- Has trouble staying focused
- Loses it over little things
- Seems more clumsy
- Performs poorly on tasks you know they can usually do
- Has trouble waking up in the morning
- Craves carbohydrates
- Picks on siblings
Seasonal Allergy Tip #7 – Bedroom Windows
Seasonal Allergy Tip #7: Keep bedroom windows closed to avoid pollen entering the house.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #4 – Hot Water
Seasonal Allergy Tip #4: Wash linens in hot water. Also wash bedding in hot water weekly.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #3 – Dust Mites
Seasonal Allergy Tip #3: Use special mattress and pillow covers that block dust mites.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #2 – Stuffed Animals
Seasonal Allergy Tip #2: Wash or remove stuffed animals from bedrooms as they may be covered in allergens.
Sleep & Allergies / Asthma Insomnia
Sometimes insomnia can be from asthma and allergies. If your child has difficulty sleeping due to these, the underlying cause may be dust mites living in the mattress. You may try a mite resistant casing for your child’s bed and pillow.