Each year as we start the new year, we think of ways to make a change and improve our lives. Did you know that organizing is one of the top three goals each year? Throughout the month of January, I will be offering 31 tips to help you have Your Most Organized Year Ever. Implement just one of these tips, tools, techniques or tweaks this year.
Getting a good night’s sleep is critical to everyone, including parents, singletons, grandparents, and kids. This is especially true in the ADHD home.
Why are we bedtime procrastinators?
Setting yourself up for a good night’s rest
- Get ready for bed way ahead. When you are in your jammies with your teeth brushed, you are more likely to get in bed at your designated bedtime.
- Set the mood for sleep in your bedroom. No paper clutter, your clothes folded, your room cool and your room dark. You can set up a great space for sleeping this way.
- Calculate your bedtime for 8 hours of sleep. Get in bed 30 minutes before. Have the same bedtime nightly.
Set your family up for a good night’s rest
- Eliminate blue light from e-readers, phones or other tech equipment with a central family charging space.
- Start early with baths and tuck in time to have a relaxing bedtime ritual.
- According to a National Sleep Foundation (NSF) survey, only 20% of adolescents get the recommended nine hours of sleep per night on school nights. The NSF recommends that children ages 3 to 5 need 11 to 13 hours; ages 5 to 10 need 10 to 11 hours; ages 10 to 17 need 8.5. to 9.5 hours; ages 18 and above need 7 to 9 hours.
Sleep helps our productivity and efficiency. A productive day starts the night before. Make this Your Most Organized Year Ever with everyone having a good night’s rest.
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