Thank you to Seven Hugs for sponsoring the following article. All opinions are my own.
As a mother of two young children, I understand the importance of sleep for growing and grown-up bodies alike. Bedtime in my house, however, is often a struggle. My four-year-old daughter is supposed to go to sleep at 8 o’clock in the evening. My son, who still takes an afternoon nap, goes to bed with me around 10:30 at night. I keep my alarm set for 8 o’clock in the morning while I usually allow my kids to wake up on their own at their own time. My husband has an erratic sleep schedule and frequently stays up late while getting up early the next morning.
I personally need around nine hours of sleep each night to feel my best the next day. My daughter similarly needs twelve hours of uninterrupted sleep so that she can be on her best behavior during the day. Kids with irregular sleep patterns are six times more likely to display hyperactive behaviors. I definitely notice a difference in my daughter’s behavior when she has fought going to bed on time the night before. She argues more and listens less. Her behavior worsens, and she makes bad decisions when she gets less sleep than needed. I also feel snippier and easily irritated when I do not get enough sleep at night.
Regular sleep routines are important for people of all ages. In addition to diet and exercise, sleep is the third pillar of health. Sleep is especially vital in protecting mental health, physical health, quality of life, and academic performance of children. The hugOne sleep monitor allows you to track the sleep phases of your entire family as well as the temperature, humidity, and air quality in your home to ensure an overall healthy environment. Unlike worn devices, the Sleep Sensor rests on the mattress. The smart alarm allows you to wake up at the best moment of your sleep cycle, feeling refreshed and well rested. Parents can use the hugOne monitor to help get the whole family back on a healthy sleep routine!
I currently sleep with my phone under my pillow and use a scale app to keep track of my weight. My husband is also a huge techie who uses apps to track all sorts of things in his life. In addition to the hugOne sleep Monitor, the Sevenhugs mobile app provides insights for the entire family. The app offers a unique and innovative alarm clock that helps identify the best moment in your sleep cycle to wake up so that you start every morning feeling refreshed. The innovative app also gives you personalized advice to improve your sleep and tracks the improvement of your sleep score. All you need to do is sleep, and the hugOne and Sevenhugs App do the rest to help you get the best sleep possible! Both my daughter and my husband could use a little nudging in going to bed at a more decent time!
My daughter does not quite believe me that sleep is super important for her, both to help her grow and to keep her healthy. But the proof is in the cranky little girl the next day after a late bedtime. School time is especially difficult after a bad night’s sleep. My daughter has trouble concentrating and sitting still. If only she would believe me that kids who receive better grades in school tend to get more and better sleep at night! Perhaps with the help of the hugOne, she would finally listen to me about going to sleep at her bedtime.