It is that time of year again, long summer days are winding down and the stores are stocked with pencils, folders and bright new outfits. Back to school! For some it is a welcome season and for others, an unfortunate halt to their vacation playtime. Regardless of your take, it is a time to get back on that regular sleep schedule as the school year begins. It is well known that sleep is connected to performance in school and you want this year to be the best it can be for your child. To make sure your little Einstein is ready to do their best, you need to ensure that they are getting enough sleep, as well as quality rest. With a few tips and some of the best sleep products on the market, your child will be rested and restored for their upcoming academic adventure.

Quantity of sleep is one key factor to making sure your child is well rested and ready for school.  According to the Sleep Foundation, the recommended sleep time for kids and teenagers is between 8-11 hours each night. This number varies depending on the individual and their age, but it is optimal to get somewhere in between that range. An easy way to make sure to your child is getting this amount of sleep is to count back from when they need to be at school. Calculate how long morning routines such as waking up, dressing, preparing and transporting them to school and count back from the school’s start time. This should be their “wake up” time and from there, simply count back 8-11 hours to determine the optimal bedtime for your child. An hour before this bedtime you can prepare your child for rest by creating routine to help their mind and body slow down. One of the best ways to do this is to eliminate screen time prior to your appointed sleep time. The bright screens and ever-moving pixels on devices keep the brain active and awake, which makes it harder for your child to fall asleep, as reported by the Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.  Set your child up for success by implementing this sleep schedule several weeks before school begins. By the time the first day rolls around, they will be accustomed to this beneficial night-time timetable.

The second crucial element for a restful pupil is the quality of sleep they receive. They may be allotting enough time to get the recommended hours of Z’s, but if their rest is not “restful”, then it will not be as efficient as it could be. Fortunately, you have a say in the quality of your child’s sleep! Several factors play into quality of sleep such as room temperature, ambient light, but what they are sleeping on is absolutely a vital variable. While naps can happen virtually anywhere and anytime, rejuvenating and restorative deep sleep is an activity that requires a regular routine in time and place. What you sleep on and with is key to getting quality rest. High quality pillows, such as a UFD™ Hotel Chamber White Goose Down Pillow, support the neck and head, which allow the user an unrivaled night’s sleep. Covers such as blankets and sheets that are appropriate for the season will also aid a young one in getting the most out of their rest.

Be ready for this back to school season with consistent, quality sleep for your child. A consistent routine, appropriate preparation and the right products will provide them with the “Z’s” to achieve the “A’s” in school.

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With a legacy that spans two centuries, our industry expertise, devoted customer service and premium quality products deliver outstanding comfort and warmth for a superior sleep experience. We at United Feather & Down are pleased to offer you our collection of the worlds finest feather and down Pillows, Comforters & Blankets for your home. Combining the ultimate in luxury and comfort, our products will provide the ultimate sleep experience, night after night.

We at United Feather & Down wish you a good nights sleep!