Back to Sleep with Sleepy’s!

With the start of the school recently upon us, many parents are finding it hard to get kid’s back to sleep on time!  Our family, who has never had a sleep schedule to begin with, has been struggling to get our newly minted pre-schooler into a routine that will last, hopefully, for the next 12+ years. Everyone knows how important a good nights sleep is for your health and well being,  but it also makes for a happier and smarter child.  Sleepy’s, ”The Mattress Professionals,” recently hosted an event at their flagship store on Fifth Avenue to help parents make sure back-to-school is also back-to-sleep.  They brought Dr. Michael Breus, “The Sleep Doctor” to give us some simple tips on just how to do that.

  • We’ve heard this a million times before, but keep bedtime consistent.  If there’s a place to start for this family, I think this would be it!
  • Do NOT rile up the kids before bed!  This advice is best for my husband who comes home quite late in the day and it’s Christmas day all over again when he walks through the door.  What ever the kids are doing, they drop everything and run to greet their father.  Who happily swoops them up in his arms and gives them some rough-housing.
  • One of my favorite tips is having the “power down hour”.  A great tip for even the parents.  Turn off the TV, put the cell phones, etc., on off and just relax.  Bring the day from 100 mph to 5 mph.
  • For the adults, I learned if you’re having trouble sleeping, look at your caffeine intake.  Caffeine can stay in your system for 12+ hours sometimes depending on your metabolism.  Making your last consumption around 2pm in the afternoon is optimal.
  • For those with real trouble sleeping, trying counting backwards from 100 in a multiple that requires some real though, ie. in 3’s or 7’s.

Dr. Breus also launched his own line of mattresses to help you sleep optimally through his 4 Tenets For Better Sleep:

  • tempsense™ helps to create “thermo-neutrality”
  • A feeling of “zero-gravity” from superior pressure relief
  • “Complete relaxation” from nature’s finest support
  • “Tranquil sleep” that comes from reduced movement

The first of it’s kind to be designed by a sleep doctor with your health in mind.  If you purchase a Dr. Breus Bed, it comes with the Complimentary House Call Program.  Through the program, Dr. Breus will serve as your personal expert guide and coach through any transition time you may need from your old mattress to your new Dr. Breus Bed. You’ll receive important information, educational resources, and tips to help you get a better nights sleep.

[box]{ disclosure:  We were guests at an event hosted by Sleepy’s and received no compensation for this post.  As always, all opinions expressed are our own.  }[/box]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) certified registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

  • Great tips on how to sleep better. Guess I shouldn’t have had that black tea this afternoon because I’m still up now…

  • Khristine

    Don’t feel bad, my kids sleep at midnight. We all do what we gotta do.

  • Beth

    Power down hour is genius although it’s just the hour I’m fighting with the kids to sleep.

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