Rita Tempel

In a few weeks, your kids will be back in school and the entire household will be establishing new routines. Mealtimes, snacks, family time and bedtimes will be an adjustment. And there is one essential key that could help unlock all of the transitions.

That key is (drumroll)…a healthy sleep routine. Going to sleep, sleeping an adequate amount of time, and quality sleep, are all vital to your child’s success while tackling a new school year. Whether your child is starting kindergarten or entering his/her senior year of high school, your guidance in helping him/her set healthy sleep habits will impact him/her academically, socially and—believe it or not— physically.

Dr. Rita Tempel is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and runs a sister company, Sweet Dreams Gettysburg, out of her cosmetic and family dental practice Gettysburg Smiles, 2018 York Road, Gettysburg. For more information, see GettysburgSmiles.com, follow Gettysburg Smiles on Facebook, or call 717-339-0033.

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