Back-to-School Means Back-to-Sleep

Carrollton, Texas (PRWEB) August 5, 2010

As families enjoy the last weeks of summer and begin to prepare a timetable for returning to school, consider the following advice from the National Sleep Foundation to help make the transition from evening to morning gently for parents and children.


Tips to get the sleep your child s schedule back on track:

several weeks to a month before the start of the school, set a limit for the last hour of bedtime and wake time. Then progressively earlier times (about 15 minutes every day, weather permitting) as the school year begins to approach.
Soak in the last days of summer in the early morning rather than late. Emphasize activity and bright light in the morning and go outside for a walk or play with friends, don t sit inside or in front of the television.
Be consistent! Define and maintain a bedtime and wake schedule, even on weekends, this will help in adjusting to school hours before

Sleep tips that will help children begin the school year off right. :

Maintain a regular bedtime? keeping the same sleep schedule makes it easier to fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning.
Establish a sleep routine? avoid exercise or something too intellectually challenging over the last two hours before going to bed.
Create a sleep environment? cool, dark, quiet and comfortable.
Limit caffeine, especially after lunch.
Turn off the TV. Flickering light and distributing content can prevent good sleep

Tips for Parents.:

Be a good role model and the recommended amount of sleep each night.
Recognize that children? even teenagers – need more sleep than adults

hours of sleep recommended for various age groups:.

sleep experts generally recommend at least 10 to 11 hours of sleep for children aged 5 to 12 and even more for young preschoolers.
Teenagers need about 9 1 / 4 hours of sleep each night to function best.

? As a mother of two children in elementary school, I know from experience that? S hard to stick to a consistent sleep schedule during the summer when the days are longer and everyone has fun,? said Christine Cook, wife, mother and president of sleep experts. ? But I also believe it is worthwhile to begin to make adjustments and prepare for the school year a few weeks in advance, so that everyone -? Moms and their kids – can enjoy a return to familiar routine of school days “.? / P>

about the sleep experts

Experts sleep, a mattress retailer with 34 locations in the Dallas / Fort Worth, offers a wide selection of innerspring mattresses, foam mattresses and air mattresses, with brands such as Tempur -Pedic, ComforPedic, Simmons, Beautyrest, Laura Ashley, Aireloom, Life Number and sleep patterns. The company? Mission is to exceed customers? expectations, and supports this commitment with one year warranty One Love Your mattress?. Recent accolades include the Dallas Business Ethics Award, four consecutive Consumers Choice Awards?, And rewards of work over both the Dallas Business Journal and The Dallas Morning News. The sleep experts share the gift of sleep with families in need by donating your customers? old mattresses to D / FW charities. For more information, visit or call (888) 55-sleep.

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