Updated: Apr 12, 2020
Lack of concentration, bad behavior, poor immunity and weight gain. Sign me up!
If that sounds silly to you then why do people brag about needing little sleep and scoff at those who claim to get their full 8 hours in every night? Sleep is a precious gift to nourish our bodies and our souls. It helps us concentrate, improves our mood and sorts out our thoughts for us while we rest.
Kids don't understand their need for sleep.They just want to be up and learning all of the time. They don't understand that they learn better when their minds and bodies are well-rested. It's up to us to teach them that.
Here are my 19 best techniques to help kids and adults sleep better. After studying sleep and actually practicing sleep with real children daily for the last 40 years as a professional, I have gathered a few.
Set the stage for success. Get exercise and sunshine in the morning every day.