Now that May is upon us, it is time to celebrate getting better sleep with Better Sleep Month, sponsored by the Better Sleep Council. This campaign occurs every May as a way to urge consumers to get the best sleep they can for better physical and emotional help, and also encourages purchasing new and better mattresses for a good’s night sleep. The Better Sleep Council raises awareness about what sleep does for the body and the negative health consequences of failing to get proper sleep, ranging from emotional stress to physical ailments.
When I was a kid, Christmas Eve was always a sleepless night. I’d lie there imagining my presents, trying to get inside Santa’s head: Was I good enough for a bicycle? Could Santa afford that this year? Maybe I’ll get a Nintendo because I put it on my list three times! Or, oh no, maybe that annoyed Santa! I knew the sooner I fell asleep, the sooner Christmas would come. But hard as I tried, squeezing my eyes shut, burying my head in my pillow, it just never happened. Then, of course, I’d spend Christmas Day in a torpor, opening my gifts with bleary eyes and, eventually, falling asleep amidst a forest of wrapping paper. If only I’d had some tricks for falling asleep! Here are some ideas for your over-excited Christmas tot.