Alas, the summer has finally come to an end and the kids are back-to-school. Getting kids out of the summer state of mind can seem like an uphill battle. Luckily, this is a widespread struggle for parents and there are lots of helpful tips available. One of the more challenging aspects of the back-to-school routine is adjusting kids to a new sleep schedule. There are a million ways to prep your kids for that back to school sleep time routine, but which ones work best? Fred’s Beds, your discount mattress store in Atlanta, GA and sleep experts, are committed to making sure you and your family get the best night’s rest.
Go To Bed!
Bedtime can be a nightly challenge all year round. Add in summertime excitement and you’ve got a recipe for a parent’s worst nightmare. Making the transition back into a school year routine is not something most kids look forward to. Easing kids back into a school routine takes planning and lots of practice in order to avoid some major meltdowns. Below are some tips for prepping your kids for a healthy back-to-school sleep routine!
Bed Time: Making sure kids get the right amount of sleep is an easy way to ensure they do well in school. Setting a strict bedtime for school nights is key. It isrecommendedthat kids age 6-13 get 9-11 hours of sleep per night. School start times are different across the country, but a safe bedtime is between 6:30-9:30PM. Teenagers should get around 8-10 hours of sleep each night, so a good bedtime would be between 8:00 and 10:00PM.
Time Change: Staying up later is probably one of the better perks of being out of school for kids. Waking up to that early alarm on the first day of school can be jarring, so it can be best to practice getting back into the school routine before the summer is over. Some parents prefer the“rip the Band-Aid off” method, hoping that their child’s body clock will adjust over time. Since every school has a different approach to the first week of school, some having half-days or starting school mid-week, it is up to the parents to decide what will work best for their child. Parents can try putting kids to bed 30 minutes earlier every night the week before school starts and waking them up 30 minutes earlier each morning to prepare for that first day alarm.
Pre-Bedtime Tips: One downside to putting kids to bed earlier is sometimes the kids are simply not tired yet. Some great ways to wind down before bedtime are: turning off electronics an hour before bedtime, reading books, and minimizing caffeine intake later in the day. Setting up some soft lighting like lamps, night lights, and string lights also help set the scene for a peaceful bedtime. Sticking to a nighttime routine helps body clocks adjust to a new bedtime, so repetition is key!
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The easiest way to fall asleep faster is setting up the perfect sleeping space, complete with a comfortable mattress. Everyone has different needs when it comes to sleep, but Fred’s Beds has you covered with our wide selection of mattresses, including memory foam, cooling gel, adjustable beds, and any level of comfort from luxury firm to plush.
Fred’s Beds is the premier discount mattress store in Atlanta, GA with a wide variety of high-end mattress at an unbeatable price. With one of the largest mattress inventories in Georgia, we have everything you need to set up the perfect bedroom. We have endless options of mattresses, bed frames, sheets, and pillows for you to choose from to create your child’s perfect bed.
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