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.