A good night’s sleep is the foundation for a good day’s work and play. Todays blog post is coming to you from a slightly sleep deprived house, and that’s not because of the beds or bedroom, it’s the heat. Boy its hot in the UK at the moment! I do hope you are all fairing better than me.
Giving your child the best start to their day comes from helping them at night. While children might seem to be full of endless energy, it is always important to make sure that they get the best sleep possible and to do so means providing the best environment for their sleep schedule. Studies have consistently shown that children need at least seven hours of sleep, and even more when they are at younger ages, to make the most of their days. I’m actually really strict when it comes to sleep, my 9 year old is still getting around 9/10 hours, and my teen, well she’s more like sleeping beauty now!
One night of poor sleep can lead to irritability and a low mood the following day – no long-term health impact but still a concern. If that becomes a pattern and that’s where the problems begin. Brain fog starts to set in and it can become difficult to focus. For children, this means lower performance in school and all the frustration and concerns that come along with it. Sleep boosts immunity and mental wellbeing, as well as giving your child the boost they need to succeed in life.
Healthy sleep schedules lead to healthy children.
It can be a struggle to get any child ready to settle down at bedtime, but styling their bedroom with flair, and themed to their hobbies and interests, can make bedtime fun rather than a chore. So perhaps it’s time to redecorate? Make your child part of the process, make them feel involved and the space will feel more like their own. Listen to what they want, within reason. No doubt there’ll be a few World Cup themed rooms out there soon enough with the recent football tournament this summer. Encourage it, even take it as a chance to incorporate more life lessons into the room. A World Cup room is a chance to encourage an active lifestyle. Is there a book that your child just can’t put down? Maybe add that to the room in some way, simply with colour choices or how about a mural painted on the wall.
Exploring all these options can be exciting but the main purpose to this room is still for sleep so keep that priority at the forefront of your mind. While the bedroom must be engaging enough for your child to want to spend time in the space, it must also be relaxed enough to enable a comfortable sleep. Muted colours are less of a strain on the eye, with yellows, blues, and greens proven to be most effective in encouraging a restful sleep. Soft materials and furnishings are also great for settling down for a snooze. Perhaps some variety, such as a duvet for in the winter and a blanket for the summer, can provide options for all potential sleep dilemmas. Storage facilities will also keep everything in order, hiding away any toys to distract your child at bedtime. It is also known that a cluttered environment can cause a cluttered mind, leading to an inability to let go and go to sleep.
The centrepiece to all of this is, of course, the bed. It is essential.
A perfect solution to make bedtime fun and functional is children’s bunk beds. Whether it be to keep the peace between siblings sharing a room or to save on space and storage, bunk beds can be made in different configurations for different needs. Plus, it’s unique from standard beds and can be exciting to a child. Something as simple as climbing up to their bed at night can engage a child in their bedtime routine. All you need to do is find the perfect bunkbed to complete your child’s dream bedroom, and don’t worry the stress of searching has been taken from you by bed kingdom.
The range from bed kingdom is one of the most versatile and cost friendly available. From wooden frames that can be customised to your child’s wishes to more durable metal bedframes to withstand even the most energetic playdates, everything is taken care of. Styles from ranges such as Little Folks and Flair Furnishings can be made to suit any room with a focus on comfort and practicality for your child. With each bed built to cater to your child’s safety, many of the options from bed kingdom come with at least one year’s guarantee. Don’t worry about delivery either, as that can be taken care of for you. Bed kingdom gives you the option to order online with free delivery throughout the UK mainland to arrive within 7-14 days. However, we all know that patience isn’t a little one’s strong suit so they also have an option for next day delivery.
So, take the stress out of sleep and help your child’s nights lead to bright days.