Healthy Sleep Habits Can Lead to More Parenting Joy



Sleep is an essential part of our overall health. It gives your mind and body time to recharge and get ready for the next day. We all want a good night’s sleep, but seem to have a hard time

getting the amount of sleep we need. Lack of sleep can result in irritability, difficulties with

attention and low energy. There is good news! Healthy sleep habits can lead to greater

parenting satisfaction, attention and energy. Click HERE for tips to help kick start your healthy sleep habits.


Here are a few things you can do to kick start healthy sleep habits:


1. Get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours

of sleep in a 24 hour period for adults.

2. Get those muscles moving! Daily exercise helps you feel more tired at the end of the day

and also contributes to your overall health.

3. Turn screens off an hour before you want to fall asleep. While your body may feel

sleepy, your mind is still awake after you’ve been looking at a screen.

4. Allow 9-12 hours of sleep for your elementary school children. The Centers for Disease

Control and American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommend 9-12 hours of sleep in a

24 hour period for school age children.


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