Halloween is creeping up on us here in Georgia – all around Atlanta, we’re beginning to see decorations go up! It’s the time of year where old bedsheets become ghost costumes and pillowcases hold the rewards of a hard night’s work! However, with the hard work of collecting candy from all the neighborhood houses, comes cranky kids. The only thing scarier than all the Halloween frights are sleep-deprived kids clinging to their mattresses the morning after! Fred’s Beds discount mattresses store, located near Atlanta, GA, has 4 tips for making sure your candy monsters sleep soundly through the night!
Creating a game plan for your Halloween night is a great way to make sure your child is in bed at a reasonable time, while also getting to experience Halloween night to the fullest. Despite Halloween being a late-night holiday, with proper planning you can have full buckets of candy and be home by 7:30 pm to start your kids’ descent into their comfy bed.
While Halloween doesn’t fall on a weekday this year, it does still fall on a school night (Sunday). That means school comes bright and early the next day and a groggy goblin is no fun to handle. Starting your Halloween-fun early can help your kids fall asleep easier after an exciting Halloween night.
Saying no to candy at any time feels cruel, but it feels particularly wicked on Halloween night! But, you don’t have to say no, you can just say yes – earlier. Allowing your kids some early evening candy snacking (or yourself some snacking on discount candy the next day) is completely fine and will help them stay in the Halloween spirit.
While there is no clear evidence that sugar causes a sugar high or hyperactivity in children, there are studies suggesting that late-night sugar intake leads to poor sleep quality and more nighttime awakenings. Sugar can cause a child’s blood sugar levels to increase and then drop, which triggers their bodies into re-stabilizing their blood sugar. This can lead to a release in adrenaline, which can in turn affect your kids’ ability to sleep. Instead of candy, try providing their favorite nutritious snack to help curb their sugar cravings from a tiring night of walking around.
Though Halloween is the perfect time for spooky stories, films, and experiences – haunted happenings can cause unneeded stress in children which affects their sleep! If you choose to participate in spooky activities such as Atlanta, GA’s Fright Fest at Six Flags, make sure to do it as early as possible to allow your kid’s emotions and fears time to calm down before bed.
Additionally, scary movies can cause restlessness, nightmares, and midnight awakenings. You are still allowed to have fun though! Feel free to bring your child’s mattress to the living room or create a palette and watch a spooky film together as a family. Just, be sure to do it at least two hours before bedtime!
In general, keeping your children from screens can improve their sleep schedule and daily lives.
The key to success is consistency! Rushing your kid to bed just because it is later than usual is not a great way to make sure they get a good night’s rest. Instead, allow your child to maintain their usual nighttime routine. No matter the time, you can still give your kids a gentle and warm bath to soothe their excitement from the night, brush their teeth, and dress them in their favorite, comfiest pajamas. Don’t forget to read them a wonderful bedtime story before tucking them in for a night of sweet dreams.
The easiest way to ensure you and your kids are getting a goodnight’s sleep is by choosing the perfect mattress. Fred’s Beds has you covered with a wide selection of mattresses to certify you and your children are getting the sleep you all deserve. AND, at prices that aren’t scary.
Fred’s Beds is the leading discount mattress store located in Cumming, GA with a huge selection of high-end mattresses at unbeatable prices! We know being a parent is time-consuming and tiring, we are ready to help you no matter what your schedule may look like and make buying a bed a breeze!
Stop by our store in Cumming, GA, give us a call at (770)205-2327, or contact us here!