Your child is hyperactive… Here are some tips to help them sleep
How can you help your hyperactive child sleep? Many mothers of children who suffer from this problem worry about that. If you’re one of them, don’t worry, some tips could help you find the solution.
Hyperactivity keeping your child from sleeping… Help them
Why does your hyperactive child refuse to sleep?
- Your hyperactive child doesn’t like to go to bed because it keeps them from moving. If you but them to bed, this means you’re preventing their body from responding to their active brain’s orders.
- However, you can help them get enough sleep following some tips.
1 Prepare their room
- To help your hyperactive child sleep, provide the right mood for that in their room.
- Put away all sources of noise that energize their brain, like TV and video games…
- The room’s windows should be sound-proof to prevent the external noise from reaching it.
- Before that, it’s important to choose soft colors for their room that help them relax.
- Don’t forget dim lights, they calm them and mean the place is for sleep not playing.
2 Stay by their side
- Remember that your hyperactive child needs you and your compassion and cuddles, especially when it’s bed time.
- So, you shouldn’t order them to go to sleep harshly. For example, don’t stand by their room’s door and say: “Close your eyes and sleep” in a decisive tone.
- Sit by their side for a few minutes to comfort them. Read them a story or talk to them quietly. – Let them know you’ll stop working and sleep as well. This way they’ll feel like you’re his partner and he’ll imitate you. Most importantly, have patience.
3 Follow the breathing technique
- To be able to sleep, your child must relax first. Try to teach them the 4-7-8 breathing technique.
- Follow these steps: First, pretend you’re holding a bowl of hot soup in your hands, and let your child do the same. Second, ask them to inhale from their nose counting to 4. Third, they must keep the air in their tummy counting to 7. Fourth, ask them to blow on the bowl and count to 8.
- Repeat this exercise with them 4 times. This way you’ll notice them calming down and getting ready to sleep.