Toddlers have much simpler lives. When sleep starts to overcome them, they would venture to the slumberland as their heads hit the pillow. They often have quality sleep and feel rested the following morning. In adults, lifestyle, stress and other problems can happen when they have poor sleeping habits. It is much harder for them to have decent sleep at night. For this reason, many adults start to rely on drugs, which could cause addiction. In worse cases, recreational drugs and alcohol could also be used to help them fall asleep. If they already lose this ability, adults should start to regain it.
Babies are true sleeping experts and adults should learn from them. In this case, babies have accurate and well-synchronized body clock. This is the reason why babies can sleep really well. It is possible for adults to borrow some of their tricks. Parents often impose a strict routine for their children. Kids need to follow a schedule of regular meal times, bath times and bed times. In this case, children actually feel more secure if they have regular routines. Children can predict their environment and respond appropriately, such as having regular sleeping time.
If the body clock is reliable and accurate, their bodies can wind down. The night time schedule may start with supper, followed by bath, story, prayer, good night kiss and eventually sleep itself. In this case, adults should also follow a similar routine. They could have a light supper, followed by bathing, reading a few pages of a relaxing book, saying a prayer, kissing their spouse good night and going to sleep. This schedule should make our night time more or less predictable. This is a simple routine that we should follow. With this step, it is more likely for us to have enough sleep.
It is also important to know that children are tired when they are on bed. Children simply can’t stop running around. Physical activity can make us sleep better at night. Regular exercises should become our daily sleep aids. As an example, we could have more intense exercise in the afternoon. There are many ways to make ourselves physically active, such as starting regular walks, going to the gym and taking up a sport. No one regrets being physically active! After being physically active, it is a good thing if we are able to have a peaceful evening. We should calm down when it is almost bed time.
This is the time when we make our body and mind more relaxed. Unfortunately, parents don’t follow their own advice and they watch cheap thrillers on TV before going to bed. It is also a bad thing finishing off the day’s work minutes before we go to bed. People have different ways to calm themselves, some take a hot shower, while others read relaxing books. We should know what could make us feel peaceful and quieter at night. Our body will get the message and we will have a much better sleep at night.