Fight Sleeplessness with Zarbee’s Naturals
Disclosure: I was provided a Zarbee’s Naturals Children’s Sleep Gift Pack to review, any and all opinions expressed are my own.
It’s been almost a week since we sprang forward for daylight savings time and I am proud to say that my kids didn’t have a hard time this go around, compared to the fall. That small loss or gain of an hour can wreck havoc on sleep schedules especially for children. I was worried about the change because in the fall my toddler took a whole month to adjust to the time change. He just couldn’t get in a good sleep schedule and that made for bad sleeping habits for myself as well. Since my kids are young I don’t want to give them anything to help with sleep. For me I would usually give them a warm bath or go for a ride in the car but sometimes that doesn’t always work. When I got contacted to try Zarbee’s Naturals Children’s Sleep I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give it a try, especially with daylight savings time approaching.
I really liked trying out the Zarbee’s Naturals with my kids because it’s safe to use for kids three and older and it works great for sleeplessness. I couldn’t believe how good it worked when I needed to use it with the kids. My oldest son was having trouble adjusting because of the loss of the hour. The first couple of days he would go to bed earlier than his bedtime and wake up between three and four in the morning. He would then go back to sleep around seven, so when it was time to get him up for school at eight he was cranky. I started making him stay awake by keeping him busy and thirty minutes before his bedtime I would make sure he got his bath, got dressed for bed, read his bedtime books and gave him a tablet to help him fall asleep and stay asleep. Within a few days he was back to his regular schedule. I’ve also used these with the kids when they are sick and having trouble sleeping because they may have napped during the day or they were feeling sick and wasn’t falling asleep. Some other features of the Zarbees that I liked were:
- natural ingredients
- non-habit forming
- no grogginess
- promotes restful sleep
- pediatrician recommended
Zarbee’s Children’s Sleep contains just 1mg of clinically proven melatonin, a hormone bodies naturally produce as part of the sleep cycle, promoting restful sleep* in children 3 years and older. The ingredients in Zarbee’s Children’s Sleep are natural, non-habit forming and won’t leave little ones feeling groggy the next day. The grape flavored chewable tablets are gluten, drug and dairy-free. Zarbee’s Children’s Sleep has a SRP of $8.99 for 30 tablets and is available at major retailers nationwide including CVS, ShopRite, Target and Walmart.
I really liked this product and it worked great for us with our battles with sleeplessness. Next time you’re looking for something to help you and your kids give Zarbee’s Naturals a try. I would also like to share with you some information from Dr. Zak Zarbock, founder of Zarbee’s Naturals on sleep hygiene.
“My view is that a child shouldn’t need to take something to fall asleep every night,” says Dr. Zak Zarbock, founder of Zarbee’s Naturals and creator of Zarbee’s Children’s Sleep remedy, a low-dose melatonin supplement developed for kids 3 years and older. “Sleep is critical to health. It plays a role in children’s ability to concentrate, their demeanor and attitude, energy level and even immune system. When routines are interrupted, a small dose of melatonin can help kids get back on track quickly.”
“The slightest disruption to your family’s hard-won bedtime schedule can throw off a child’s sleep cycle,” maintains Dr. Zak, a practicing pediatrician and father of four boys. Daylight Savings Time, back-to-school transitions, and vacations – especially travel that takes you to a new time zone – are some of the most common culprits he hears about from parents in his practice. “Plus, it’s the sleepovers and occasional late night that can wreak havoc on a kid’s sleep pattern for days. That’s when melatonin is appropriate. It’s like a reset button for your bedtime routine.”
Zarbock insists that good “Sleep Hygiene,” especially consistency, is what’s needed for long-term sleep success. That’s why he includes “9 Steps to a Good Night’s Sleep” in every box of Zarbee’s Children’s Sleep. Instead of relying on melatonin, says Dr. Zak, consider the following approaches that can often help youngsters (regardless of age) overcome sleeping problems:
- Create a consistent bedtime routine, including 15-30 minutes of calm, soothing activities like bath time, story-telling and songs.
- Discourage screen time before bed. Light (particularly “blue” light) can shift circadian rhythms, making it more difficult to fall asleep.
- Avoid sugar and caffeine for at least 3-4 hours before bed.
Dr. Zak reached for melatonin when his own son’s nightly reading routine slipped into a habit of late-night marathons that left him cranky and tired the next morning. “My wife and I gave him Zarbee’s Children’s Sleep tablets for three nights until he settled back into his normal bedtime schedule,” recalls Dr. Zak. “My son still reads before bed, but now he starts earlier and we have a strictly enforced lights out time.”
|About Zarbee’s NaturalsFounded in 2008 by pediatrician Dr. Zak Zarbock, Zarbee’s Naturals manufactures the nation’s #1 natural cough remedy and a complete line of “family-safe” health and wellness products that are free from drugs, alcohol, gluten and dyes. Recommended by more than 40,000 pediatricians nationwide, Zarbee’s remedies are formulated with a special blend of natural actives and fortified with immune-boosting vitamins. Zarbee’s continues to innovate with doctor-formulated and recommended products for the entire family, including remedies for cough and sore throats, occasional sleeplessness and congestion due to seasonal pollen. Zarbee’s products are available at these and other retailers nationwide: CVS, Harris Teeter, HEB, Kroger, Meijer, Rite Aid, ShopRite, Target, Walgreens and Walmart. For more information, visit www.Zarbees.com.|
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