Trouble With Sleep

  • No Sleep graphic If your child is sleeping irregularly or has difficulty sleeping…Try these strategies:

    • Create a relaxing bedtime routine:
      • Shower
      • Read a book
      • Engage in light stretches
      • Go to bed/wake up at the same time each day (set an alarm to help)
    • Do not use your bed for anything other than sleeping
      • If possible, complete school work outside the bedroom setting
    • One hour before planned bedtime:   
      • Avoid all electronic screens
      • Avoid drinks with caffeine
      • Avoid large meals
    • Throughout the day:
      • Engage in physical exercise (10 minute walk)
      • Limit naps to 30 minutes
      • Ensure adequate exposure to natural light
    • If unable to fall asleep after ~30 mins, get out of bed and engage in a calm alternative activity until sleepy (e.g. reading a book, meditating) then try again.