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Tips & Tricks for Better Sleep from Your Children's Mattress Experts

At 5 Little Monkeys, we're proud to have created a revolutionary children's mattress designed to give kids exactly what they need for perfect sleep – but our mission goes beyond that. We're passionate about ensuring that children everywhere get the restful sleep they need to grow and thrive. While the 5 Little Monkeys’ Sleep System is central to that goal, we also want to serve as a resource for all your sleep-related, parent questions and needs. Feel free to take a look through our blog for tips, tricks, and advice on getting better sleep for your little one. Now you can filter by sleep topic or concern to get right to the answer you need, fast! And if you haven't already, try the 5 Little Monkeys Sleep System for 100 days, completely risk-free!

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How Scary Movies Affect Children’s Sleep

It’s October and Halloween is right around the corner, so naturally your child might be itching to indulge in some spooky fun, trick or treating, costume making, and maybe a scary movie or two. 5 Little Monkeys knows that every parent has to set their own boundaries for what content is or isn’t appropriate for their child, and that every child deserves the health benefits of a mattress made just for them, so here’s a couple of points to keep in mind about how scary movies affect children’s sleep.

Restlessness and Anxiety

Going to sleep can be difficult at any age, and a variety of factors can contribute to wakefulness...

5 Tips on Minimizing Sugar for Kids


As the weather cools off, the holiday season is impending! First there’s Halloween candy, then there’s festive Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah desserts. 5 Little Monkeys has spent years researching children’s sleep patterns and needs in order to improve the quality of rest for your little ones. Habit-forming strategies and our award-winning mattress for kids make a world of difference. Here’s how to help your child watch their sugar intake to ensure they get a good night’s sleep.

How Sugar Impacts Sleep

Overconsumption of sugar causes the body to sleep less deeply, skipping very important REM cycles and increasing sugar cravings the next day. A pattern of fatigue and insomnia can be linked to...

Sleep Solutions for Athletic Kids

Every parent knows how important sleep is for their youngster, but it can be easy to forget exactly why and how it affects every aspect of their daily activities, interests, and extracurricular pursuits, especially for young athletes. 5 Little Monkeys provides parents with the tools they need to instill healthy sleep habits in their kids from a young age, as well as information about just how much it pays off to invest in a better sleep system, and the best mattress for kids. Here’s 4 ways that sleep is crucial to your child achieving his or her athletic goals.

1) Growing Stronger, Day and Night

Kids in athletics are practicing every day, building strength and coordination...