Desperately Seeking Sleep? Remedies to Save Parents' Sanity

Every night doesn’t have to be so hard! Use these parent-tested sleep remedies to get kids with ADHD off to sleep without hours of back-rubbing, story reading, or persistent arguing.

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Reduce Nighttime Distractions

For a child who is sensitive to light, even a sliver of illumination from a clock radio can bring wakefulness. Try the following:

Choose a clock with a face that lights up only when a button is pressed -- even small lights can be disruptive.

Turn a child’s bed away from the bedroom door, so he isn’t disturbed by light seeping through it.

Reduce light from windows by putting up blackout curtains.

If these approaches don’t work, try a sleep mask.

Use earplugs or relaxing music to muffle harsh noise, whether it be TV chatter, a ringing phone, or a barking dog.

Next: How to Create and Stick to Healthy Bedtime Rituals

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