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The Benefits of children’s meditation and sleep

The Benefits of children’s meditation and sleep

Meditation offers children the opportunity to unplug, calm their mind and just be. They learn to slow down, breathe deeply, clear their minds, and practice mindfulness. It gives them coping mechanisms for dealing with stressful situations and has been shown to improve sleep, concentration, focus and regulate emotions. If you are new to meditation, the perfect way to get started on your family’s journey is to listen to guided meditations. We’ve picked 4 of our favourite meditation apps for bedtime sleep to help get you started.

on February 18, 2021
Tips to help your child get a better night’s sleep

Tips to help your child get a better night’s sleep

It seems obvious that what a child does right before they go to bed will affect how they sleep, but did you know that a child’s inability to fall asleep could also be linked to their daytime habits?

The good news is, changing their daytime habits and establishing a pre-bedtime routine will help you to work with your child to get quality rest and to get rid of those sleep problems once and for all!

on September 02, 2020
Help! My child is afraid of the dark!

Help! My child is afraid of the dark!

We’ve talked about children’s fear of the dark before, but this is such an ongoing problem for many of us, so we thought we’d revisit it. After all, sleep deprivation is no one’s friend!

In a study by Muris et al 2001 children aged 4 -12 and their parents were interviewed about children's night time fears. Results showed that 73.3% of the children were afraid of the dark.

on February 21, 2020
Red night light for sleep - How to help your child sleep through the night

Red night light for sleep - How to help your child sleep through the night

Did you know RED is the only colour you should have your light on at night? Did you also know blue, white and green are the worst?

It’s worth noting that red lights aren’t just used to help with sleep, there have been thousands of medical studies published about red light therapy. 

on February 27, 2019
Top foods to help your little ones sleep

Top foods to help your little ones sleep

In our continuing quest to help save your sleep we reached out to the My Night Light extended family and asked Deb Blakely, accredited Children’s Dietician and Nutritionist, for her help. We soon discovered that there were special foods that actually help you to sleep.
on February 01, 2019
Top monster busting tips to help turn nightmares into dreams

Top monster busting tips to help turn nightmares into dreams

Almost everyone has a nightmare once in a while so we all know how scary and real they can feel. As a parent we also hate to see our little ones terrified in the middle of the night of some perceived danger that is hiding from them in the dark.

So we wanted to pass along our top tips to help your children turn monsters into mermaids and deal with the after effects of a nightmare.

on January 21, 2019
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