A study in the May issue of SLEEP found that a consistent bedtime routine was associated with better sleep outcomes, including earlier bedtimes, shorter sleep onset latency, reduced night wakings, and increased sleep duration in young children up to 6 years of age. There also was a dose-dependent relationship, with better outcomes associated with increased “doses” of having a bedtime routine.

Read the study in the journal SLEEP – Bedtime Routines for Young Children: A Dose-Dependent Association with Sleep Outcomes

Read the press release: Study shows that children sleep better when they have a nightly bedtime routine