Page 52 - March 2021 Hustle Mama Magazine
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 Experts recommend turning off TVs, computers, tablets, and phones at least an hour before bedtime and developing your soothing ritual for the best sleep. Whether you stretch, drink warm milk, read a relaxing book, or listen to a calming podcast, find something that relaxes you and do it every night. Before long, your brain will recognize your bedtime ritual and help you drift off faster and sleep more deeply.
Getting a good night's sleep is even more critical for your child. Studies show that starting in infancy, performing a bedtime ritual helps children fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Good bedtime rituals include a bath, brushing teeth, storytime, and gentle cuddling or a massage. Studies show that such a consistent bedtime routine can help children (and their parents!) sleep better in as little as three days.

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