Well, you're not alone. According to First magazine, one in every 3 kids has trouble falling asleep at night. So to help them out, here are a few tricks you can try:
- The temperature trick. Drop the temperature in your house to 68 degrees an hour before bedtime. Cooler temperatures help the body produce melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone. And feeling cold will make them want to snuggle up under their warm covers.
- Induce sleep with a scent. Dab a drop of essential oil, like lavender or chamomile, on the bulb of your child's nightlight. These scents trigger the release of serotonin, a brain chemical that calms the activity in the nervous system and puts the kid in "rest mode."