A sleep specialist gave WWMT in Michigan some tips about keeping kids well-rested during summer vacation. 

Dr. Doe says pushing bedtime back by an hour or two is OK, but at a certain time, regardless of the sunshine, it’s lights out.

“Make sure you dim the lights in the house and have blinds and curtains that will block that light from outside. So that the body will get the message that it’s time for bed, and it’s not day time,” she said.

Now, to avoid a nightmare when the new school year approaches, Dr. Doe suggests the 15 minute rule:

15 minutes earlier to bed. 15 minutes earlier to rise.

“So then this way, the transition to their normal bed time will be gradual and easier to be done,” she said.

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