“ Why can’t she look forward to bedtime as much as I do ? “
Many of us have been in this situation with our little ones.
Getting a good night sleep is important for your child to be ready for a new day of fun and learning.
Experts say school going children need around 8+ hours of sleep which promotes a sense of well-being and overall good health. Healthy sleep habits should be reinforced in early childhood by improving food habits and keeping a strict schedule.
sCooLMeal recommends “sleepy foods” to be given to children an hour before bedtime. Food like banana, warm milk and honey, walnuts, almonds, toor dhal soup, a small serving of potato can help induce your child’s brain to drive itself to a good night’s rest. A single meal can affect our brain chemistry, avoid giving your child excessive fluids and food loaded with sugar at night. A good night program starting an hour before bed time to eat a beddie-bye snack, brush teeth, wear PJs and snuggle into bed brings deep, refreshing sleep to your child, to wake up fresh for a whole new day of happiness in the morning.
We need an amino acid called Tryptophan in our diet. Tryptophan triggers a good nights sleep. It plentiful in banana , milk, yogurt , almonds , walnuts etc.
Now go ahead , give him/her a banana !
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