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Why is it hard for my child to adjust to a sleep schedule for school?

There are a few reasons why your child may have a hard time adjusting to a school sleep schedule.

• If you have a teenager, their body clock naturally wants to stay up later and sleep in later so you are really going against nature on that one.

• If your child had a later bedtime over the summer than during than the school year, their sleep pressure (like hunger, but for sleep) is less earlier in the evening rather than later, and going to sleep at their “school year” bedtime will be harder.

• Finally, remember there is always an adjustment period to any big change and it is often pretty painful.

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