If your little ones take ages to fall asleep even when they’re pooped, take a look at the Night Wave Sleep Assistant. The Night Wave is a doctor-recommended method of getting the body to fall asleep that doesn’t include popping a pill or sticking anything anywhere on your body. The Night Wave Sleep Assistant is a small lighted device that projects a calming blue light. This blue light is programmed to fade in and out in the rhythm of your breathing and heart rate. Designed to calm the body and mind by “activating the relaxation branch of the nervous system”, this device projects a blue light in settings that include shutting off in 7 minutes and 25 minutes. Studies have shown that the Night Wave Sleep Assistant actually triggers the relaxation response in our bodies, leading to precious sleep.
So how does it work to lull your kids into sleep? Simply place the device on the floor facing either the ceiling or the wall, press the button to your desired setting and teach your kids to focus on the light and breathe in the rhythm of the light. Mothers have attested to their kids finding it a fun way to fall asleep. Its so easy, kids don’t even realize that they’re preparing their minds and bodies for sleep. Another benefit is that, by focusing on the light, your kids are distracted from the many thoughts racing through their minds, like playtime tomorrow, what’s in their lunchbox, how much they hate nap-time, etc. Soon, their eyes will start to droop and before you know it, they’re fast asleep.
As you can guess, this works wonders for adults with sleep issues, as well. It can take me up to an hour to fall asleep when I have a particularly busy day ahead of me. I’m one of those people that plans my entire day in my head the night before, which does wonders for how much I get done but I have a horrible time falling asleep. I’ve been using the Night Wave Sleep Assistant with deep breathing at the 25 minute setting and I’ve been gently falling asleep before the 25 minutes are up. I wake up in the morning and don’t even remember falling asleep. The Night Wave Sleep Assistant helps me focus on the blue light and takes my mind off all the activities, helping my mind and body relax and get ready for bed.
My favorite thing about this product is that it doesn’t include any pills or patches and isn’t addictive. It helps us fall asleep naturally. To check out studies that have been done on the Night Wave Sleep Assistant system or to try it out, go to www.nightwave.com.
Written by Tabitha