Some of the best advice my mother ever gave me was to establish a bedtime for my kids within just a few weeks of them being born! I know that probably sounds crazy to some people, but it IS possible, it’s so healthy for your child (emotionally and physically) and……. it’s very beneficial to the happiness and emotional stability of you, as parents!
Does this sound and look like you or someone you know? Do you feel sleepy and lack energy during the day, and once you go to bed you can’t seem to sleep, or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall BACK asleep? Or you just can’t turn your brain off or you simply can’t relax enough to fall asleep?
There are so many articles available on the effects of soda, caffeine, sugar, etc. and with so much information available you would think that parents would believe it, or at least put it to the test, and figure out that the best thing they can do for their kids is not give them soda and limit their daily sugar intake! I’d like to share a few experiences on the subject of soda causing hyperactivity in kids. My only hope is that it will encourage you to do more research and possibly put it to the test in your own family.
Insomnia….We’ve all experienced this at one time or another (some people more often than others, sadly), your body is exhausted, you’re ready for bed, but you just lay there thinking about stuff, worried about things and put simply, you just can’t turn off your brain for the night! It’s a horrible feeling, to have your brain racing, especially when 3 hours go by and your still tossing and turning and just not able to fall asleep.
You work all day, then you do what needs to be done in the evening, and just when you’re looking forward to a nice evening with the one you love….you’re just so exhausted that once you sit still, you’re asleep by 9:00? Sound familiar?