Do children have happier dreams than adults?
The majority of pre-teen children DO have happier dreams than adults. Dream Pillow certainly helps with this - as seen from our "Top 20 Favourite child dreams" https://www.thedreampillow.co.uk/blog
Psychologist David Foulkes studies children (from tots to teens) to bring the secrets of their dreams to the light of day. In his lab, he lets kids fall asleep and then wakes them 3 times a night—sometimes in Rapid Eye Movement sleep and sometimes in Non-REM sleep —and asks them to describe what they recall.
It turns out that, on balance, children do have happier dreams than adults. Foulkes found grown-up dreams often contain aggression and misfortune. In contrast, children’s dreams are embroidered with positive emotions. Unfortunately, 40% of children do suffer from nightmares or night terrors where their super creative mind works negatively to give them unpleasant night-time experiences.
Dream Pillow uses one of three characters the child best relates to and with the Image Rehearsal Technique used by the National Health Service with adults helps them create their own positive dreams to replace the bad ones. The comfort of holding onto their "Dream Wish Note" inside their pillow as they drift off to sleep is a calming use of the "Touch" sense frequently underestimated in helping humans get to sleep. See how all the senses can be used to help sleep here
How much sleep do my kid's actually need?
“At Dream Pillow, we always want to provide education and help parents along their journey. One of the most common questions that we get asked is how many hours of sleep do our children really need? Of course the answer varies by age, but the answer starts with knowing just how important a solid night of sleep for toddlers, kids, and teens really is.
Younger children and adolescents require significantly more sleep than adults to support the extremely fast pace at which they are growing and learning to process new information.
When your kids (or yes, you too!) sleep, their bodies are doing some incredible regenerating. Science tells us that we cycle through 5 stages of sleep per night, and during that time our muscles relax, tissue is repaired, our energy levels are restored, and reparative hormones are released.
If you’re constantly asking yourself if your kids are getting enough, check out the chart below provided by the Sleep Foundation for more information.
Can I give this to a three year old Child?
Yes, the pillows are suitable for children 3+ years
Introducing the Idea of Visualisation to your Kids?
“While we love the idea of Dream Pillow providing kids (and parents) a restful night of sleep, but positive thinking and visualisation isn’t just for nighttime. Teaching kids to visualise, or “make pictures in their mind” is a great way to introduce the idea of manifestation, and there are also great benefits in education such as reading comprehension and overall retention.
Here are a couple of things to consider when introducing the idea of visualisation to your kids!
Encourage kids to use all their senses in visualising their idea. What does it sound like, smell like, and feel like? The more specifically we can create these experiences in our own imagination, the more powerful they will be.
See it from your own perspective. Rather than watching like a spectator in your own visualisation, see the movement or activity play out from your own perspective. For example, if your child is riding a horse in their dream, they shouldn’t be seeing it from a distance, but rather imagining the vantage point from the saddle, seeing the reins in their hands, and feeling the rhythm of the horse’s gallop. If you talk through these details with your child, they will begin to understand how to build these images on their own.
Practice! Like anything, visualisation takedown repetition to become good at it. As we help to build our children’s imagination, the practice of positive visualisation plays a huge role in creating their success, overcoming fears, and even honing in on special talents. A daily routine of practicing visualisation will help children learn how to employ this practice whenever they need it.
Is there a return policy?
Yes for any reason your not satisfied with your product, return within 30 days of your purchase, undamaged and a full refund will be immediately issued