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Enter to Win a Sonic Glow Extra Loud Alarm Clock

Enter to win a Sonic Glow Extra Loud Alarm Clock with Recordable Alarm & Sonic Bomb Bed Shaker — the tool you need to rouse even the heaviest, grouchiest sleeper without disturbing your whole household. A $69.99 value. And a godsend for any parent of a teen or child with ADHD.

A Daily Morning Battle

This is not the way anyone wants to start her day: Returning to your teen’s room half a dozen times — rousing, pestering, arguing, begging, punishing him until he angrily and slowly gets up and starts his routine. This daily fight is stressful, it hurts your relationship, and it’s not helping your teen build independent life skills. There must be a better way.

Enter the Sonic Glow Extra Loud Alarm Clock with Sonic Bomb Bed Shaker

This dual alarm clock has it all! Use it to help your child fall asleep to peaceful ambient sounds, and then find comfort in the soft glow of the dimmable nightlight. Help him wake up to your choice of three pre-recorded alarms, or have fun recording your own! The Sonic Glow alarm volume can be cranked up to 11 for especially deep sleepers, and this device includes the Sonic Bomb bed shaker, which will wake even the heaviest sleeper without disturbing the rest of the house.

The Sonic Glow has a USB charging station and an AUX connection to play music selected from your phone or MP3 player. It also comes in 4 fun styles: moon, soccer ball, baseball, and nightlight.

Enter to Win a Sonic Glow

To win one Sonic Glow Alarm Clocks with Sonic Bomb Bed Shaker (a $69.99 value), use the Comments section below to tell us: What is your family’s biggest bedtime challenge? What keeps your child from getting a full night’s sleep — and you, too?

Deadline

Monday, April 30, at 11:59 pm EST.

Rules

Only Comments posted with a valid email address will be considered valid entries. One entry per household per day. The editors of ADDitude will select two winners at random and notify them via email on Wednesday, May 2.
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  1. My son has no ‘wind-down’ time. He has been like this since very young, & no meds have ever helped this. He is very loud and talkative, & his brain is wide awake and very active all the time. It is rare for him to be tired. Often, it takes me sitting in his room to get him to be able to quiet his mind enough to fall asleep. I then have to try to have my wind down time after he is asleep. He also talks in his sleep. But he is my heart, along with my other children. xo

  2. Biggest bedtime challenge is maintaining structure and order so that everything gets done that needs to be done and so we aren’t eating at 9pm. My son has a hard time turning off his brain at bedtime and frequently worries about things when he should be sleeping.

  3. Biggest bedtime challenge: I get stupid when I’m tired; harder to stay focused on what must be done & not get sidetracked, especially by glow tubes (brain games, FB posts, just one more episode, …).
    Need to go to bed on time, to get enough sleep. Very hard to turn the brain off.

  4. Wow, that morning routine sadly to say is us to a tee! My teen son’s ADHD brain is always on hyperdrive. He falls asleep,and wakes up about every two to four hours. Sometimes he is awake for hours in the middle of the night. He has missed so much school he won’t pass this year, adding more anxiety and stress for him. If you have any advice on better sleep please send. Thanks, T

  5. What keeps us from getting a good night’s sleep? He’s always starving at 9 o’clock at night after the meds have worn off. I call it his second dinner. And once his belly’s full that late at night, it’s hard to fall to sleep. I know my teenager needs the food though. But it makes getting up in the mornings rough on everyone.

  6. Our biggest challenge is quieting the nighttime brain “talk”. “Are you sure the alarm is on? Are you sure the alarm is set for the right time? Don’t forget to get….. You really should call _____ (now an entire hypothetical conversation begins). Ooh, I should change that part of my paper to say….” This can go on for hours!

  7. I’ve been dealing with my 19 y/o not getting up & out of bed on time since he’s been little. Didn’t know it was a result of his ADD & low executive function until last month. Our biggest challenge with bedtime now is electronics…social media, videos, texting, etc. By the grace of God he’s finishing up his freshman year of college this week. Would have flunked out if it weren’t for both my husband and I over-parenting and calling 30+times a day and going home to get him out of bed so he can get to school and make at least part of his classes. Of course, he resents us for waking him up, even when he asks us to. Needless to say, life has been very stressful for all parties involved.

  8. What makes our routine so difficult is that we don’t have one. I had one for years, but I’ve gotten off track. With kids being kids, well they aren’t going to remind me- the adult- that it’s bedtime or that we didn’t do homework when we got home so now we’ve got to do it NOW! I’m trying to get back to it, get a groove again, but it’s difficult.
    Another big issue? My kids aren’t late to school because they’re dragging. It’s my fault. I’m not waking up easily in the mornings and my disordered thought process makes me believe I can get myself up, get the kids up, fed, dressed and out the door in twenty minutes.

  9. Greatest challenge is getting to bed on time to get enough sleep so he can be on a regular schedule. By him getting to bed so late to finish up his homework and studying so late he isn’t able to get the sleep he needs. Not enough restful sleep makes it hard for him to awake rested and able to get up out of bed in time. I also think social media and cell phones are a added problem that constantly distracts them making it harder to complete homework and tasks. Having a good alarm clock that awakes you in the morning is also necessary so he won’t be late again!

  10. Currently, our greatest challenge is getting our girls to bed early enough for mom and dad to do things we may need to do (work, reading, etc). Our girls are four and eight and share a room, and while our 8 year old is usually tired enough to sack out 8:30, her little sister still has energy to burn. It’s a constant balancing act!

  11. Our biggest challenge each night is actually homework. We routinely are up as late as 10:00 just trying to get done what’s due the next day, let alone ever get ahead on future assignments. If we could get to bed earlier, he might be able to get enough sleep to make mornings a little more bearable.

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