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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, and 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 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. And if you haven't already, try the 5 Little Monkeys Sleep System for 100 days, completely risk-free!

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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...

The Downsides of Sound Machines for Children's Sleep

The Downsides of Sound Machines for Children's Sleep

If your child has trouble falling and staying asleep, the convenience of a soothing sound machine can be tempting – but you might want to think twice. While sound machines may help kids fall asleep in the short-term, some research suggests that they may also have drawbacks, potentially even impairing certain aspects of development. At 5 Little Monkeys, we're on a mission to revolutionize the way kids sleep with our parent-approved mattress for kids. But today, we want to take a close look at the downsides of sound machines for children.

Are Sound Machines Bad for Kids?

A sound machine creates a blanket of soothing, ambient background noise that may...

How Is Caffeine Affecting Your Kids' Sleep?

How Is Caffeine Affecting Your Kids' Sleep?

At 5 Little Monkeys, we're on a mission to revolutionize how children everywhere sleep. Our purpose-built mattress for kids has become a favorite for parents everywhere thanks to its unique ability to give kids what they need for higher quality sleep, but in addition to our kids mattress, we strive to be a comprehensive resource for all things related to children's sleep. Unfortunately, caffeine consumption is increasingly a problem affecting children's sleep – and we know what you're thinking. Caffeine? My kid doesn't drink coffee! And while that may be true, it doesn't mean caffeine isn't affecting their sleep. 

Caffeine Consumption & Kids' Sleep Cycles

There's a plethora of research establishing that caffeine consumption, in excess, can interfere with...