Bedtime takes forever and then your child is up every morning at 2 a.m. unable to sleep. Many of our parents have kids with sleep issues. Fortunately, by understanding the relationship between sensory processing and sleep, parents can work toward creating an environment that allows for a great night’s sleep.
Sleep is integral for restoring our brain cells, nourishing our bodies, supporting brain health, and regulating sleep patterns. Poor sleep equals poor mental and physical development. According to Dr. Jamie Chaves, OTD, OTR/L, SWC of the Center for Connection (http://www.thecenterforconnection.org/jamie-chaves-bio/) the following list can indicate whether or not your child is getting enough sleep:
Does your child…
Here are some more tips from Chaves:
If your child…
Doesn’t like the feeling of pajamas (or other specific clothes)