Is It Normal for Toddlers to Toss and Turn All Night?

Is It Normal for Toddlers to Toss and Turn All Night?

At 5 Little Monkeys, we're on a mission to help children everywhere experience the difference that truly healthy sleep can make, and we've created a beloved children's mattress to achieve that. Unfortunately, many kids don't get the quantity or the quality of sleep they need, but as parents, it's often difficult for us to know when sleep patterns are normal and when there might be an underlying problem. That's especially true with behavior like tossing and turning – and if you're wondering if your toddler may be tossing and turning more than is healthy, we're here to help.

How to Tell If Your Toddler Is Tossing & Turning Too Much

First off, it's important to recognize that every child is unique when it comes to sleep, and most kids will experience some difficulties with sleeping at some point during childhood. But if you find that your toddler is tossing and turning constantly throughout the night, and this behavior continues night after night, it may be a sign of a larger problem.

If you think that might be the case, the first thing to do is examine your child's sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene refers to the routines and practices around your child's sleep: things like regular bedtime, a good sleeping environment, your bedtime routine, and even your child's mattress. Often, a child's sleep problems stem from an issue in their sleep hygiene, and placing a focus on improving sleep hygiene will solve any problems with the sleep itself.

However, if your child does have good sleep hygiene and they're still having difficulty sleeping, there may be a sleep disorder at hand. Most kids fall asleep within 30 minutes. If you've adopted proper sleep hygiene and your child is still having trouble falling asleep, it may be time to talk with your pediatrician to determine if something is wrong.

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Sleep is a holistic concern, and every aspect of your child's sleep routine and environment can contribute to the quality of their sleep – especially their mattress. Unfortunately, many children's mattresses on the market today fail to provide the support that young, growing bodies need for high-quality sleep, which can contribute to nightly tossing and turning. At 5 Little Monkeys, we got fed up with it. Our kid's mattress is meticulously designed to give kids exactly what they need for restful, healthy sleep, making it one of the best mattresses for kids on the market today. Don't believe us? Try it risk-free today. If you and your child don't fall in love with it, you get your money back!

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