Instead of ending the day in a calming and relaxing manner, many families struggle with bedtime protesting that could potentially last for hours before a child finally falls asleep. Fortunately, there are many things parents can do to end those bedtime battles once and for all, and take back control of bedtime.
Today we are encouraged to live every part of our waking lives to the fullest and get by with as little time as possible devoted to sleep. People who claim to need only a few hours of sleep each night are envied, even admired. Sleep is often treated as wasted time, and those who get a full night of Zs are considered old-fashioned, or even lazy.
What you do in the hours before bed and when you do it can have an effect on how easy it is to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. It's often mentioned that adopting a consistent evening routine can help with insomnia, and research finds that certain habits like a warm bath and reducing screen time correlate with quality sleep.