A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for everything"-Irish Proverb
In addition to relieving stress, a good laugh deepens our breath, and that is the topic of Blog Post #3 on improving sleep schedules and quality.
Here is an exercise that can make falling asleep quicker and easier.
Here are a few simple suggestions that may prevent this issue:
Is anyone else having a difficult time to believe that the lazy, hazy, days of summer are coming to end?
Fall always brings busy schedules as the kiddos return to school. As I think back about those days in my home, I remember how challenging the "early mornings" and packed evenings can be. One of the most important things for a smooth transition is an improved FAMILY sleep schedule (Yes, Mom and Dad...for you too!)
After checking in with WebMD.com, I thought I'd share
sleep hour recommendations I found for specific ages:
1-3 years old: 12-14 hours (including naps)
3-6 years old: 10-12 hours
7-12 years old: 10-11 hours
12-18 years old: 8-9 hours
The article I saw didn't have specific information for Mom and Dad. Everything I've read in recent years, sleep recommendations for adults are similar to the 12-18 year old group.
This week, I'll be sharing a few helpful tips on falling asleep quickly, and improving the quality of sleep your family gets. "Talk" to you again soon!
Intuition about our kids is one of the most valuable tools we have as a parent! Following it can help prevent unnecessary pain or suffering for our kids in the future.
Earlier this week, I met a mom who was concerned following an couch-jumping injury her young son had in the spring. He wasn't regularly complaining about pain, and had good spinal movement. However, she noticed that he often readjusted his position and attempted to "crack" his spine when he was sitting to watch tv and play video games. Before his injury 4 months ago, he didn't do either of these things. He was treated by a couple healthcare professionals that encouraged her to believe that this was just his "new normal" and that it was nothing to be concerned about.
When I met him there were restrictions in the soft tissue, joint and spinal cord in addition to compensation patterns that likely would have caused pain and spinal dysfunction in the days ahead. This mom is so glad that she was not easily discouraged from following her intuition! Good job, Momma!