It’s the age-old dilemma that parents deal with. They wonder how to get their kids to not only sleep but to sleep well. It’s more than just droopy eyelids and the occasional yawn. The consequences of a sleep-deprived child ripple out like waves. It impacts everything from their moods to their overall well-being and even their self-discipline. As if these challenges weren’t enough, the chaos of sleepless nights has a sneaky way of infiltrating every part of the household. Let’s dive in and explore some concepts that might just revolutionize your kids’ sleep routines.
Awakening the Senses
Imagine this: there is a world where all five senses align to create the perfect sleep sanctuary for your little ones. It’s not just about tucking them in and hoping for the best. It’s about tapping into the power of the senses to create an ideal sleeping environment.
The Sweet Scent of Dreams
Step one begins with a sense that has the potential to work wonders. It’s smell. Fragrances like rose, lavender, and chamomile hold the key to a soothing environment. Transforming your kids’ space can be as simple as indulging in aroma diffusers, luxurious lotions, and fragrant bath salts.
Silencing the Night
Now, let’s talk about sound. We’re all acquainted with the idea of white noise. It has the ability to swoop in to rid any room of distractions. Creating this serenity is relatively easy if you have a fan or a white noise machine. Let’s add an extra layer to this. Consider window coverings. Believe it or not, window coverings have the power to quiet the outside world. Thus, it transforms bedrooms into a perfect place to sleep. Certain fabrics and window treatments work best. Many clients appreciate draperies, honeycombs or romans for this. Ask us about sound absorption, and we can guide you to specific collections.
A Flavorful Slumber
Parents have heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” Did you know that your kid’s sleep quality is a testament to that? Specific foods, consumed before bedtime, can greatly impact sleep. It is important to take note of which foods create a peaceful night’s sleep and which ones result in a restless night. Your kid’s sleep will improve greatly with the right bedtime menu.
Dimming the Lights
When it comes to sleep, bright lights can be a hindrance to restfulness. Kids have the uncanny ability to wake up at the slightest hint of light coming through the windows. When they are awake, the rest of the house tends to wake up as well. The struggles continue as you work to get them back to sleep. This is why putting a halt to light coming in is vital. Draperies have an excellent way of keeping out unwanted light. These are a perfect way to ensure that your kids are getting the perfect sleep with no light distractions.
A Touch of Comfort
Last but not least is touch. A great way to ensure that your kids sleep better is by maintaining a steady temperature. It is proven that keeping a house below 75ºF is ideal. An additional bonus is adding room-darkening shades and curtains. This will greatly help keep out warmth and provide the best sleeping environment possible.
Ready for Restful Sleep?
At Rocky Mountain Shutters & Shades, we’re on a mission to provide the ultimate experience to help your kids sleep better. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect window treatments or seeking the ultimate sleep-enhancing strategies, we are ready to help. Contact us today to schedule your FREE in-home consultation.