Sleep Training – A Resource To Help Your Family Thrive At Night
September 15, 2019 ~ By Gloria Young
Sleep is such an essential part of our lives that we spend up to one-third of our existence in bed regaining the strength we need to function optimally during the day. We may meticulously plan our waking hours – when we will get up, eat, exercise, work or play. However, very little thought is usually given to how we sleep and why we need to establish healthy sleep routines for sustained well-being.
The same is true for our family’s sleep schedules. As parents, we feel obligated to train and equip our children for the future. We painstakingly select the finest education programs. We train them to make healthy food and lifestyle choices. We teach them to work hard and achieve success in life. However, when it comes to their sleep routines, we often neglect to train them how to develop good sleeping habits that they can take with them into adulthood.
A resource for sleep success
If you’ve ever brought a new bundle of joy home and debunked the expression that suggests we should all aim to ‘sleep like a baby’, then you may have first-hand experience with sleep deprivation and fatigue while caring for an infant. Take heart. Many new parents experience a sense of feeling overwhelmed and a lack of sleep in the early days.
The problem intensifies once you begin to experience a prolonged lack of sleep which can lead to burn out and extreme fatigue. You may quickly lose balance and feel ill equipped to train your young children to fall asleep unaided or to stay asleep (or both). However, whether you are just embarking on a new parenting journey or find yourself deep in the trenches of sleepless despair, it is never too late to seek professional help and equip yourself for sleep success and optimal rest.
Sleep training is one such resource you can use to help your family thrive at night. In fact, professional sleep training provides families with practical tools needed to promote sleep and regain balance in the home.
So, before you settle for poor sleeping habits that can quickly spiral and become an ingrained way of life in your home, reach out and equip your family with essential sleep training to implement positive change at home. In the end, sleep training may help to save your sanity and restore peace – for parents and children alike.
It is never too late to seek professional help and equip yourself for sleep success and optimal rest.
What can you expect from sleep training?
A trained specialist will consider the holistic needs of your family and offer you personalized input to combat key problem areas with regards to sleep and your family’s sleep routines. You should expect practical recommendations to promote sleep in your home and to help establish a routine with your young children. A practical ‘dream plan’ can also be put into place to help your family achieve a good night’s rest.
You see, when we rest well at night, we not only feel better, but we function better, we think better, and we behave better during the day. The opposite is true when our bodies lack the rest it requires each night. It is therefore no wonder that sleep deprivation is often used as a war tactic to terrorize the enemy! Sleep should not be neglected at any age, but good habits should be implemented from a young age to ensure sleep success through the different phases of life.
In the end, sleep training is not a one-stop solution to all your parenting woes. It is an adjustment of lifestyle and a progressive journey with your family’s well being as the end goal. If you’re looking for a sustainable solution to help you achieve rest, rejuvenation and peace of mind each night, then sleep training may be the answer you desperately need.
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