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Understanding “Drowsy But Awake”

on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 17:21

If you have read books and articles focused on getting children to sleep, you would have stumbled upon the term, “Drowsy but Awake”.  It is the optimal state that children will need to reach in order to practice self-soothing skills to put themselves to sleep at bedtime and in the middle of the night.  When I hold sleep workshops and classes, I often get questions about what “drowsy but awake” looks like.  In general, you would want your child to be drowsy enough to fall asleep soon after going to bed, and awake enough to practice important self -soothing skills.