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When children get up in the middle of the night, they may fall back asleep quietly on their own. It’s only when kids don’t fall back to sleep quietly- but wake their parents- that these disturbed sleep patterns of your children might turn into a problem. A growing kid needs at least 8-10 hours of sleep every day, but your child’s disturbed sleep might affect his/her performance in school as well.

So here are a few parenting tips on how to deal with your child’s disturbed sleep patterns.

  1. Same time every night

Consistency is the key- ensure that your kid goes to sleep at the same time every night, this will help your kid’s mind and body adjust to the routine.

  1. Pre-bed ritual

A proper relax time with your kid, right before he/she falls asleep will make them feel comfortable and safe. This can include: bedtime reading, recounting the day or just singing to your kid. This will also strengthen the bond between you and your child.

  1. Cut back or increase daytime naps

According to how disturbed a sleep your child went through the previous night, cut back or increase your kid’s daytime naps accordingly.

  1. Full stomach

Most importantly, ensure your child goes to bed on a full stomach. Sometimes, hunger pangs are the source of many kids’ disturbed sleep.

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