Is your child having trouble sleeping or having nightmares? Consider taking a different approach to prepare for peaceful rest.

A recent study has found playing video games before bed is not a good idea if you want a good night’s sleep. Due to the emotional stimulation of the action, as well as the backlighting on the screen, natural melatonin levels are likely to be disrupted. Reading a book and listening to soft music are more effective bedtime activities.

Your child will benefit physically and emotionally from good sleep habits—not to mention the plus for you!