(HealthDay News) -- Exposure to light helps regulate the body's clock, which can help prepare the body for sleep.
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The National Sleep Foundation suggests how to regulate exposure to light and other methods designed to improve your child's sleep:
- Keep the lights dim during the bedtime routine. Once the lights have been turned out, only use a night light to guide your child's way in case of a nighttime potty break.
- Eliminate light sources, such as electronics, from your child's room. Make sure any night light in the room is kept dim.
- Use room-darkening curtains or shades.
- Expose children to plenty of light during the day, and keep nighttime hours dark.
- Don't allow TVs, computers, phones, tablets, etc. in your child's room, and restrict screen time in the hours before bedtime.
-- Diana Kohnle
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