I can Go To Sleep
I can stay in bed and go to sleep on my own.
When I am in my bed it is important that I stay in my bed. I can lie in my bed and close my eyes. I can think about nice things until I go to sleep.
Sometimes I find it hard to go to sleep. I can look at a book quietly until I feel sleepy. I can then settle down and go to sleep on my own.
It is important that I stay quiet and in my bed. If I make a noise I may get into trouble. If I get out of bed adults may be cross with me.
Going to sleep on my own is OK. Usually I can go to sleep if I lie in my bed with my eyes closed. If I find it hard to sleep I can stay quiet and look at a book.
My BedTime Routine
My bedtime routine is all the things I need to do so I am ready to go sleep.
Before I go to bed I can follow my bedtime routine. This includes:
having a wash
getting into my bed clothes
brushing my teeth
using the toilet
getting into bed
It is really important that I get a good night's sleep. This will help me to keep well, be happy and be ready to learn. I can go to bed on time so that I can follow my routine. I can then be ready for going to sleep.
If I don't follow my routine I can be late going to sleep. This can make me tired tomorrow. If I am tired I may be less happy. If I am tired adult may be cross with me.
It is important that I get a good night's sleep. Following my routine on time can help.
Sleep is when we give our brains a break from being awake and we rest our bodies.
Getting enough sleep is really important for our physical and mental health.
The amount of sleep we need depends on our age. Usually the younger we are the more we need.
When we don't get enough sleep it can make us moody, tired and less clever at doing things.
If we usually don't get enough sleep we can get ill.
When we have a healthy sleep pattern we can cope better with the 'ups and downs' of life. This means that when things are bad we feel better sooner.
We tend to sleep better if we have a good bedtime routine. This means having quiet and calm time before going to bed.
A healthy sleep routine is:
going to bed at the same time each night
falling asleep quickly
getting the right amount of sleep
waking up feeling good
Our bodies and brains need lots of sleep to work properly. When we have a healthy sleep routine we can cope better with the day. We are better at solving problems, talking to people and we get less annoyed when things don't go right.
We sleep better if we try to get to bed at usually the same time each day. This is because the body usually makes us sleepy at the same time each day.
We usually fall asleep better if we have calm time for an hour before going to bed. Having a bath or shower, reading or listening to music are things that can help us to get ready for sleeping.
A good sleep routine is good for our health. Trying to keep to our bedtime routine every night is best. But it is also OK if we sometimes change our routine because of family events and other special days.