The Morning Blend


Back to school bedtime tips

Posted at 1:24 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 16:24:14-04

Sleep is a critical part of your child’s health and just as important as good nutrition and regular physical activity. And when Back-to-School season draws near, getting back to a normal sleep time routine can be a challenge for both you and your children.

Melatonin is naturally produced in the body to guide our ‘sleep-wake’ cycle. When the sun sets, darkness signals the brain to produce melatonin, telling our body it’s time to sleep. Melatonin levels stay elevated through the night to help keep us asleep. When the sun comes up, the light signals the brain to stop making melatonin, telling our body that it’s time to wake up. Changes in routine, seasonal time changes, and screen-time before bed are some of the many things that can interrupt melatonin production and throw us off cycle. Melatonin supplements can help.
Give your child low-dose, drug-free Natrol Kids Melatonin 30 minutes before bedtime to help them fall asleep and stay sleep.† Melatonin is 100% drug-free, non-habit forming and pediatrician recommended.*
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