Bedroom environment

The environment we sleep in plays an important part in the sleep cycle (see Sleep Facts).

Your child may be having trouble reaching a sufficient state of comfort or calm to induce sleep, or those who wake during the sleep cycle to a change in environment may struggle to drift back off to sleep.

You might want to consider whether the following might be affecting your child’s sleep:

  • Too hot or too cold
  • Too quiet or too noisy
  • Too light or too dark
  • Too stimulating (colours, smells, toys, pictures)
  • Comfort of mattress/bedding/clothing
  • Sleeping position/movement
  • Screen time.

Also see Bedtime Routine for information on how to help your child settle.

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