*Make sure your bed is comfortable (good mattress, no clutter)
*Keep your room dark and the temperature on the cool side (68-72 degrees) at night.
*If your feet are cold, wear socks to bed.
*Take a warm bath before bedtime.
*Limit your caffeine and alcohol consumption. Both can interfere with your sleep.
*Try using lavendar scented products (such as bath salts and lotions) for their relaxing properties.
*Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day (weekends included).
*Keep electronics (TV, phone, laptop) out of the bedroom or at least turn them off before bedtime.
*Consider implementing a soothing bedtime routine (I.E.: read a book, listen to quiet music, have a cup of caffeine free herbal tea).
*When possible, take a nap (45 - 90 minutes in length).
Remember, well-rested parents tend to be happier parents. If your family needs individualized pediatric sleep support, please do not hesitate to contact Rest Well Baby (www.restwellbaby.com) to learn more about our gentle sleep coaching services and to schedule a FREE 15 minute initial phone call anywhere in the United States. We are passionate about helping tired families get the sleep they need!
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