When the Boogieman feels real: Tips to stop your kids nightmares
Function of Dreams.
–The highest prevalence of nightmares has been shown between the ages of 5 to 10 years old (Schredl, Fricke-Oerkermann, & Mitschke. 2009).
-Nightmares appear to be an evolutionary tool for survival in that our brains can problem solve a variety of scenarios (Barrett, 2016).
-Kids need 8-10 hours of sleep.
-Nightmares occur more often with sleep deprivation.
-Make sure they are safe.
-Rewrite the ending
-Change the ‘channel’
-Stay Away Monster Spray
No new images.
-Reduce images they might encounter that could be apart of their nightmares (movies, haunted houses, youtube, tv shows, people scaring them.
-Medical professionals: Primary care doctor, possible sleep study, vitamin deficiencies
-School personnel: Teachers, School counselors, school friends
-Mental health: Mental health therapist/counselor.
Stay Away Monster Spray Recipe
-6-8 ounces of Water
-4 drops of Lavender essential oil/Orange essential oil/Spearmint essential oil
-(Optional) 2-3 sprays of parents perfume/cologne
-Fill bottle with water
-Add essential oil
-Spray in corners, under bed, and in closet for a monster free night.