9 Surprising Songs to Help Your Child Sleep

9 Surprising Songs to Help Your Child Drift Off

Whether your little one has started sleep regressing, or they’re struggling with the lighter nights, Google Trends shows a 200% uplift in searches for ‘sleep deprived meaning’, this week.

When they’re adjusting to a new sleep schedule, chances are you are too. Sleep deprived parents are more prone to poor mood, poor decision making and worsened memory. In the long-term, sleep deprivation can damage both your mental and physical health. So how do you get your kid’s sleep back on track?

Check out our full research, here:

Dr Robin Clark, Medical Director, Bupa UK insurance, says: “Studies show that lullabies can help children get to sleep more quickly. This is especially true when they’re sung by parents or caregivers. Lullabies trigger a relaxation response. Physiological activity lessens, heart rate slows and pupils dilate.”

So to help get your family’s sleep sorted, we’ve figured out the exact factors that make the ideal lullaby, along with some modern equivalents (everyone’s sick of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, right?) – and we’ve even put together a playlist of them for you, too.

9 modern lullabies for sleep-deprived parents

  1. What Was I Made For? – Billie Eilish
  2. Life Goes On – Ed Sheeran featuring Luke Combs
  3. I Wanna Be Yours – Arctic Monkeys
  4. All My Loving – The Beatles
  5. Heaven (Classic Version) – Bryan Adams
  6. Lean On Me – Bill Withers
  7. Lately­ – Stevie Wonder
  8. Imagine – John Lennon
  9. Truly­ – Lionel Richie

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