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Best White Noise Machines For Sleep-Special Needs Kids And Sleep

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Special Needs Kids & Sleep


When you have a child with special needs,  they often experience problems falling asleep and staying asleep. When your child is not receiving enough quality sleep it will increase many of their health problems. Some children have found a good sleep routine by their parents simply adding a white noise machine to their bedtime routine.  Routine is very important for these children in every part of their day, this is also true for their nights as well and often one of these products will improve a child’s sleep.


Sleep Disorders

Sleep problems is well known in my family, so I would say with confidence my family has natural sleep disorders of some type. When you are not receiving the right kind of sleep it will affect all aspects of your life, many people do not realize their sleep is affecting their lives until they are struggling to function with their everyday tasks? If your sleep is affecting your life imagine how it is affecting a child with special needs, most children with special needs experiences sleep disorders?


  • Mood Changes
  • Impaired Immune System
  • Impaired Cognitive Abilities


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Sleep Disorder Tips


When I was a child,  I often cried myself to sleep, today medical professionals recommend you never allow your child to cry themselves to sleep. Having your child’s physician check their nutritional levels is a good idea, many children with special needs experiences nutritional deficiency. Vitamin D deficiencies often cause insomnia, some children who are restless with disturbed sleep also have been found to be low on magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids. Keeping a journal of your child’s sleep routine can often help improve their sleep problems, a simple blood test is all it takes for your physician to check your child’s nutrition levels.


Sensory Issues


Sensory issues is found in the majority of special needs children, these issues causes these children to experience hypersensitivity. These kids are sensitive to the slightest noises, even the slight change of lighting can disrupt these kid’s sleep. Many children with hypersensitivity wake up during the night when the air conditioning system kicks on, during the winter the furnace kicking on can disrupt their sleep as well.


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Sensory Sleep Tips


  • White Noise Machines
  • Non-Bouncy Mattress
  • Quiet Sheets & Blankets
  • Black Out Curtains
  • Dark Colored Bedroom Walls
  • Weighted Blankets
  • Mummy Bags
  • Bed Tents
  • Sleep Pillows


Anxiety & Special Needs Kids


Anxiety is very common in these children and prevents them from being able to sleep, some children have even developed sleep as a trigger for their night anxiety problems. Some children with the use of a white noise machine has been distracted,  and this has reduced their night anxiety, many times it is not one product or change which is the key to improving your child’s sleep?


  • Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Visualization
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Herbal Remedies



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White Noise Machine Benefits


  • Aids In Bedtime Routine
  • Quiets Bedroom
  • Assists In Relaxing The Brain
  • Helps Children Fall Asleep & Stay Asleep
  • Better Quality Of Sleep
  • Good For Traveling & Sleep Overs


White Noise Machine Features


  • Easy To Use
  • Sound Quality
  • Volume Control
  • Number Of Sounds
  • Variety Of Sounds
  • Portability
  • Size
  • Weight
  • Adjustable Back Light
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Timer
  • Power Source
  • Warranty
  • Value
  • Sounds Selection


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What Is On My Mind Today?


This article is all about improving your child’s sleep, often it takes a combination of changes to find the right bedtime routine. Knowing what your options are is very helpful for many people. If any of the tips in this article helps your special needs child with his sleep I would love to hear from you? Leave me a comment sharing what combination of changes worked for your child, these changes might work for others who read my articles and improve their child’s sleep as well.


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  • ShirleyJH615 says:

    Hello Celiacman, I enjoyed this post about children and their sleeping disabilities. Many do not know that children also have problems following asleep because it can be something simple as nutritional deficiency or vitamin D deficiency. I believe if the white noise machine helps every parent should consider investing in one for the health of a child. An excellent post about special needs children sleeping habits. The pictures were lovely as well.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Shirley,

      I thank you for taking the time to comment on the white noise machine and special needs sleep disorders, these machines are inexpensive to try for children with sleep issues if you choose a low cost one to try first your not investing a large amount and can always upgrade later on.


  • Tiffani says:

    Personally I have an extra soft spot for babies so just scrolling through your site warms my heart. It’s so informative as well, I had no idea that there were machines dedicated for kids to sleep. I know a few parents who would love these products and who i know dont know they exist and will be delighted to hear about it so i wont hesitate to tell them.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Tiffani,

      I am happy you shared your experience on my website today, I thank you for sharing this article and its contents with your friends.


  • Lulu says:

    That’s a great post on special needs children sleep disorder. I did not know about the white noise machine or a non bouncy mattress. Your tips are very helpful for people who may be dealing with these problems. Behavior problems become worse in children who don’t get adequate sleep so this is an important issue.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Lulu,

      Sleep is an important health issue for everyone, but especially causes problems for these children with their behavior and an increase in their anxiety


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