Meditation has gained broad acceptance over the past several years as more adults discover the powerful benefits it can have for mental health, clarity, and well-being – so why wouldn't it hold the same benefits for kids? At 5 Little Monkeys, we're on a mission to help children everywhere improve the quality of their sleep, and we've developed one of the world's best kids mattresses to achieve that. But there are many ways to help a child get better sleep, and sleep meditation is one that deserves more recognition.
Why Kids Should Meditate Before Bed
First off, we know what you're thinking: kids? Meditating? Something that requires such diligent, focused attention may seem pretty out of reach for a young child. But in many ways, technology is coming to the rescue.
There are now dozens of apps, videos, and audio recordings offering guided meditations focused specifically on sleep – and many are made for children. One YouTube channel, New Horizon, offers guided meditations and sleep stories made especially for children. The stories feature friendly characters like dolphins, fairies, and unicorns that guide kids through various breathing and visualization techniques, helping kids calm down, ground themselves in their body, and learn how to calm their mind for a better night's sleep.
While it may sound pretty 'grown-up' at first, sleep meditation is a fantastic way to not only help kids calm down and get better sleep, but to teach them important skills and techniques to manage their emotions and develop a healthier mental and emotional life.
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We hope you'll sleep meditation with your child soon, and if you still have questions about helping your little one get better sleep, we're always here to help. Contact us today to learn more about improving sleep hygiene or how our world-class kid's bed can help. We can't wait to hear from you, and we wish you and your child a great night of sleep!