Healthy Bedroom for Children and Teens

Danny’s mother has tried to wake him up for the forth time, and she does not understand why he’s so hard to get up in the morning. Sound familiar?

Sleep is needed to regenerate certain parts of the body, especially the brain, so that it may continue to function optimally.  Studies have revealed that by not getting enough rest we have a shorter attention span that leads to problems in concentration in school or at work.  According to the National Sleep Foundation, our need for sleep changes with age while the average is 7-9 hours.  The bedroom is considered the most important room in the house for relaxation and regeneration.

Parent’s biggest challenge is trying to accommodate their child’s bedroom for sleep and play, which most bedrooms have no division between the two opposing functions. Children that share a room should have a space that is divided where they can call their own private space.  If there is a family room or playroom elsewhere, then stimulation from the toys should not be a problem in the bedroom. If this is not possible, then create a sleeping area and a play area within the room with ample storage for the child to clean up each night.

Bunk beds are not considered suitable, since the children are restricted with space and their energy field is too close to the ceiling or top bunk.  Canopies over a bed can offer protection while keeping energy flowing, but clean often so not to harbor dust.  The bed should have a solid wall behind the head.  It should be made of natural materials such as wood and away from electrical outlets or electronics.  A metal bed is not suggested for children as this conducts heat and electricity.  If you have outlets positioned behind the headboard, cut out cork to place between the outlet cover and the electric box.

Electronics, electric outlets, and lights emit strong electromagnetic fields (EMF’s) that artificially stimulate the body. These man made EMF’s oscillate through the body at 50 hertz per second. Eliminating EMF’s in the bedroom would be the highest ranking on my list for a peaceful night’s rest.  If your child has a computer or TV in the bedroom place on the other side of the room and plug into a surge protector that is either on a timer or turned off each night. Consider a battery powered alarm clock that simulates the sun.

Furniture with round corners or round shapes will prevent minor accidents but also eliminate the cutting effect into the child’s energy field.  Ceiling fans present the same cutting effect; therefore, I would recommend hanging a 30mm round faceted crystal from the pull cord.  Take notice of what you see in your child’s room at night when the lights are out.  Rooms with dark corners that cast shadows or strange shapes at night will be disturbing to a child. Let your child be creative with expression through décor in the room.

Kandi Phillips

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