Many children have televisions in their bedrooms; it’s become a feature of modern life where technology inhabits every square inch of the house. It’s also not uncommon for children to watch television or play computer games before they go to bed, just like adults do. But when children’s bedrooms have this much technology in them, does it impact their sleep?
What does this mean for our children’s sleep?
It’s no secret that televisions and the light they emit are not conducive to a good night’s sleep. Televisions and screens from other electronic devices produce a form of light called ‘blue light’. This is beneficial during the day as it can boost attention, reaction times and even your mood.
However, when the sun goes down, it’s a whole different story. Light suppresses the release of melatonin, a hormone that has an effect on our daily circadian rhythms, but blue light has an even more powerful effect, impacting further on the release of melatonin. Harvard researchers found that, when exposed to comparable amounts of blue and green light (green light has longer wavelengths), blue light suppressed melatonin and shifted circadian rhythms for twice as long as green light.
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Dealing With Your Child’s Sleep Issues
He won’t go to bed. He won’t sleep alone. He won’t nap a wink. Any of these scenarios sound familiar? You have company. According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly two-thirds of parents report some kind of sleep-related challenge at least a few times a week. Since adequate rest is essential for the entire family’s peaceable kingdom—not to mention your child’s well-being a night sky ceiling is a real solutions for coping with the fiercest sleep culprits, Non-Toxic & Water based with No smell.
Fluorescent or harsh lighting can hurt the eyes of a person with autism. Many say that they can see these types of lights flickering or hear them hum, which can be very distracting, possibly even painful. Due to these difficulties, it is best to use soft lighting where possible. Adjustable lighting in some rooms can be calming,Or the addition of a Night sky ceiling with hundreds of soft twinkling stars that will twinkle for up to 6 hours every night
It has been suggested that it is best to avoid using slatted blinds, particularly vertical ones, as these are distracting and may become the focus of obsessional behaviour, such as moving the head to create flickering sunlight. You may choose to use curtains, including blackout curtains, instead. If the person with autism has a tendency to pull on curtain rails, curtains can be held up with Velcro.
Space For Rest
Sleep, insomnia and night-waking are hot topics in the autism community. Environmental factors can make a big difference in the quality of rest.
Paint the bedroom walls a dark color
Use a weighted blanket
Buy a mattress that doesn’t bounce and jiggle all night, such as a latex or memory foam mattress – and use a box spring with no bed frame
Use body pillows to encourage tummy sleeping or side sleeping, which can alleviate nighttime indigestion or certain types of breathing problems
Try to use the bedroom only for sleep, so that the mind automatically associates the room with rest
Limit the use of electric lights after sunset, and take a walk outdoors at dusk to boost natural melatonin levels in the body
The addition of a night sky ceiling enhances a calming tranquil environment as you lay under a blanket of soft twinkling stars.
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