Do your kids have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? My teenager was having a really hard time sleeping. It took her forever to fall asleep, and then she'd wake up several times during the night. She was already following some basic sleep strategies (which I'll list below), but they weren't working. One day, I stumbled across an ad on the internet for the Sleep ZZZ pillow. I believe the headline read something like, "Help Kids Fall Asleep Fast and Stay Asleep!" It was an ad for a pillow. But could a pillow really solve her problem? I decided to find out.
I wrote to the company, and they gave me a pillow to try so that I could write this post for you. I'm so glad I did. It was a complete success. My daughter started falling asleep faster and staying asleep! (Keep reading for a coupon code for a discount on your own pillow.)
Fall Asleep Faster
So, why does it work? For younger children, the pillow works because it surrounds them just like they are being cuddled by their parents. It's super soft, and it gives them a sense of security.
My teen does not need to be cuddled when she sleeps, so I asked her why it worked so well for her. Here's what she said:
I love it because it helps me get comfortable really quickly so that I can fall asleep faster. Also, I don't wake up in the middle of the night with kinks in my neck like I used to.
My sleep-deprived teen hates getting her picture taken, so my youngest posed for the pictures in this post instead. She recreated the ways my teen likes to use her pillow.
In addition to sleeping with the pillow, I frequently find my teen propped up against it in her bed doing her homework or reading. The supersoft cover makes a cozy backrest.
If you are ready to try the pillow for yourself, head over to SleepZZZPillow.com and use the coupon code SLEEPY to get a $5.00 discount at checkout. We have the child-size pillow because the pillowcase my daughter liked was not available for the adult pillow. The difference between the pillow size is about 1" all around, so it still works great for her.
Healthy Sleep Tips
Sometimes kids (particularly teens) aren't sleeping because of poor bedtime habits. Here are some tips to help you and your kids fall asleep faster:
- Keep electronics and televisions out of the bedroom.
- Stop screen time at least ½ hour before bed.
- Do not drink caffeine in the evening.
- Stop eating 2-3 hours before bedtime.
- Exercise daily.
- If you must take a nap during the day, keep it short (10-30 minutes).
- Make your bedroom a quiet, relaxing place
- Make a bedtime routine, and try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
- Finally, make sure your mattress and pillow are comfortable.
For my daughter, this pillow has been perfect. I have not heard her complain about lack of sleep since she started using it (about 90 days ago). Now I just need one for myself and the rest of the family because my teen definitely does not want to share!
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