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What Is A Mummy Bag-Children And Sleep

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Children & Sleep


It is not just adults who experience sleep problems today, many children struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep all night. Children with special needs often are living with sleep disorders, many children are never diagnosed with sleep disorders by their pediatrician’s. I would hope our physician’s are taking children’s sleep problems more seriously, these sleep problems can affect a child’s life to function as well as they should? How can a child do their best to learn without enough sleep, many children with behavior problems experience not enough sleep?


What Is A Mummy Bag


For anyone new to this product it is a type of sleeping bag, these sleeping bags are usually rounded at the top and tapered at the bottom. This rounded shape provides a closer fit in the shape of your body, mummy bags are smaller than traditional sleeping bags. Lighter in weight and takes less room to store, this is a good choice for anyone looking for a smaller and lighter weight sleeping bag.


  • Warmer
  • Less Room
  • Better Fit
  • More Comfy
  • Higher Priced
  • Most Popular Sleeping Bag Chosen By Children


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Special Needs Children


Thirty percent of children have a sleep disorder, this rate is even higher in special needs children. The most common reasons for such a higher rate with these children are physical and behavioral differences, another reason is a side-effect from these children’s medications? All children with special needs are not diagnosed with sleep disorders, the key for parents is to be aware of the signs to help their children with their sleep problems.


Sleep Disorder Signs


  • Snoring
  • Difficulty Falling Asleep
  • Stay Asleep All Night
  • Sleep Walking
  • Night Terrors
  • Night Anxiety


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Special Needs Children Sleeping Tips


The most helpful and the most difficult habit to form for these children are a regular sleep routine, the majority of these kids have regular bedtimes which their parents enforce consistently. What is more uncomfortable and anxiety provoking than laying in bed not being able to fall asleep, many of these children experience high anxiety issues which may be the key to their sleep problems? Parents who are able to find the right coping skills for their child’s anxiety often improves their child’s sleep, there is no one coping skill which works for all children. Experimentation is your only strategy to find your child’s most efficient anxiety coping skill, many children find when parents read to them while in bed helps them to fall asleep?


  • Guided Meditation For Children
  • Yoga For Kids
  • Herbal Teas
  • Warm Milk
  • Avoid Caffeine
  • Consult Pediatrician or Sleep Specialist If Needed


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Mummy Sleeping Bags Benefits


  • Promotes Sleep For Special Needs Children
  • Feel Safe & Protected
  • Calming Affect
  • Comforting
  • Pacifies Anxiety Symptoms
  • Keeps Them Warmer

What Is On My Mind Today?


Children with sleep disorders most often experiences anxiety, when a child is warm and feels safe they will naturally be less anxious. Guided meditation and meditation music has been very successful to help these children relax and fall asleep, yoga in the late afternoon especially for kids and sleep is another good option to consider. Melatonin has helped children to fall asleep as well, but long-term usage has become addicting to some people causing their bodies not to produce this chemical naturally.


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  • W Tucker says:

    I found this article very interesting. I had no idea that children had sleep problems much like adults, but it makes sense when you think about the anxiety that is prevalent in today’s society and especially amongst special needs kids.
    The mummy bag is a wonderful idea. I may try it myself, as I’ve experienced sleep problems for years. I just started with Melatonin, so it’s interesting that you say that it can be addicting over a long period and then your body stops producing it. YIKES.
    Thanks for the review.

    • admin says:

      Thank You W. Tucker,

      I appreciate you sharing your opinion and taking Melatonin, Melatonin is good to use to get your sleep regulated again but you should not take it every night for long periods of time. I am  glad you read my article today and found out about Melatonin, just be careful how you use it two weeks at a time is alright and then take a break.


  • Alewishes says:

    Thank for this great article. I am fortunate enough that y son has slept through the night since week 5. We did however, employ some of a stragies you talk about on your article. My son loves doing yoga. One question I do have is what is the age minimum before your kid could use this sleeping bag?

    • admin says:

      Thank You 

      I am happy to hear your son has no sleeping problems, anyone who can sleep well is one lucky person today. The minimum age recommended is five years old without adult supervision, younger than five and you should supervise your child using the bag.


  • Joel says:

    Thank you for taking your time writing this important article. My last child is about 5 years old he may not need that Mummy-Bag but I have a niece who has a new baby for sure she will need it.
    We had to use some of methods you have mentioned in your content like singing and reading really work.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Joel,

      I am very happy you have commented and some of the methods I shared worked for your family. Wish you and your family the best with that new baby.


  • Emeolu says:

    This is an informative article. Yes, there are lots of children who are suffering from sleep disorder. I strongly believe that taking certain medications might have played a role of children developing sleeping disorder. Parents should not take this disorder lightly. I strongly recommend following it up with your child’s pediatrician as soon as you noticed any of the signs of sleep disorder.

    • admin says:

      Thank You Emeolu,

      I appreciate you sharing with my readers your personal opinion on sleep disorders, it is important to consult your child’s pediatrician if you suspect your child has a sleep disorder.


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