Yakima Pediatrics Breaks Down Sleep and Caffeine Struggle
Sleep is super important, but what kind of sleep are you REALLY getting? For the young ones, they should be shooting for nine to 12 hours per night.
Sleeping in school isn't necessarily a red flag, but you for sure want to have an open line of communication with your kids. Why are they sleeping in class?
Diet-wise, fiber is important, but protein is the one that will give them the energy and keep them full longer.
Items full of protein are jerky, trail mix, turkey roll-ups, hard-boiled eggs, tuna, peanut butter and celery
An open line of communication is super important to have with your kids. So try and set aside time each day to let them know you not only care but are really listening. Put down the electronics for a bit :)
Don't know where to start? Don't go too hard. You could start with "Hey, how was your day? What went well, what didn't?" No need to force it out of them, but make sure they know you are here and you are not judging.
Caffeine intake is impacting EVERYONE's sleep.
Sugar and caffeine will give you that wild energy and also can affect your anxiety level.
When is a good cut-off for caffeine? 3 or 4 p.m.