Everything in life right now seems harder to manage and attain than ever before. Even though many of us are working and learning remotely it seems that the trend of not leaving the house is hindering our energy levels and not improving them as it once did, or, rather, the way we thought it would.
If you or your kids are seeing increasingly lower levels of energy throughout the week see if these quick and easy tips can help.
Go Outside and See Daylight
Yes, go outside and see the daylight from the otherside of the door! In fact, go outside and play! Running around outside helps to not only get rid of extra energy but helps kids get more vitamin D. This, in turn, helps them sleep.
Get the Recommended Amount of Sleep
Every age group has a recommended amount of sleep that’s been carefully studied and critiqued and studied some more. These recommended hours of sleep are crucial for brain development, learning, and body repairment. Without achieving these recommended hours you’re taking vital and valuable time away from your mind and body.
Check out this handy sleep recommendation based on age:
Newborn (0-3 months): 14-17 hours
Infant (4-11 months): 12-15 hours
Toddler (1-2 years): 11-14 hours
Preschool (3-5 years): 10-13 hours
School Age (6-13 years): 9-11 hours
Teenager (14-17 years): 7-9 hours
Young Adults (18-25 years): 7-9 hours
Adult (26-64 years): 7-9 hours
Older Adult (65 years and older): 7-8 hours
Are you and your kids getting enough sleep?
Time to Wind Down
Give time to wind down from a busy day. Whether that’s after a day of fun on a school night or after a day of school, it’s important to give your child time to wind down from watching TV, playing games, or any other activity that’s keeping them wired.
Setting time aside to do a structured bedtime ritual like brush teeth, change into PJs, and reading (on their own or someone reading to them) helps them build a reliable habit that revolves around bedtime and begin quieting their mind from all the excitement.
Sleep on a Mattress Made for Your Weight and Age
Another great way to help your child sleep is to provide a mattress that’s made just for them. Our waterproof kids mattress was made with children and parents in mind! Our children’s mattress can handle any spill or accident and with a quick sheet change is ready to help promote a great night’s sleep. A mattress made for kids might be just what the thing needed to boost energy levels!