Top 3 Sleep Tips for Children & Teens | Insomnia

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so one of the best tips to help children

and teenagers fall asleep at night is to

avoid electronic you starting an hour

before their bedtime now this includes

avoidance of electronics such as TV the

computer and the phone light from these

devices can suppress melatonin levels

and melatonin is a hormone which will

help with sleep onset if you're using

the computer or you're watching TV you

become engaged in what you're doing and

that will cause you to become stimulated

which makes it harder to fall asleep and

stay asleep now you also want to have

your child and teenager evaluated for

any primary sleep disorders such as

obstructive sleep apnea where you are

not breathing well while you're asleep

so your brain senses that and keeps

waking you up this in turn causes sleep

deprivation and sleep fragmentation you

can also have restless leg syndrome

where you have an uncomfortable feeling

in your legs and you need to constantly

move around to help you sleep better at


there are also circadian rhythm

disorders such as delayed sleep phase

syndrome in which your circadian rhythm

is offset and you have a tendency to

want to sleep later and wake up later

now unfortunately you can't wake up late

because you have school you also want to

have your child evaluated for any

possible medical disorders in addition

to primary sleep disorders that could be

contributing to sleep problems at night