3 Tips to Help Your Child or Teen Get the Amount of Sleep They Need – Child Therapist Wooster, OH
Angela Earley September 21, 2022
Child Therapist Wooster, OH
1) Consistent Bedtime Schedule
Children and teens need 8 to 10 hours of sleep. So if your teen needs to wake up at 7 a.m., then they should be getting ready for bed by 9 p.m. and in bed by 10 p.m. For younger children, getting ready for bed by 8 p.m. and in bed at 9 p.m. will make sure they get their needed amount of sleep.
2) Turn Off Screens Two Hours Before Sleep
We now know the blue light emitted from screens can keep us awake. In addition to that, your child may be more wired from screen activities and less relaxed - making it more challenging to fall asleep. Make it a habit to end screen time two hours before your child or teen should be asleep.
3) Create a Calm and Quiet Environment Before Sleep
Keep the TV volume low and reduce noise in general. Curtains for darkening your child's or teen's room can help with falling asleep and staying asleep. A white noise machine or fan may be another tool you can use to help with sleep.
If your child or teen is having trouble getting adequate sleep, I can help.
Learn more about helping your child or teen get their much needed sleep.
Harvard Health Publishing Harvard Medical School. “How to help your child get the sleep they need". https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/how-to-help-your-child-get-the-sleep-they-need-2020083120894
Since 2012, Angela has been assessing clients and successfully guiding trauma treatment in her private practice using the NeuroSequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) developed by Dr. Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy. In addition, Angela has been invited to consult on multiple regional cases involving highly challenging special needs children.