This post was sponsored by Lully as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
My almost-three-year-old daughter is the baby of the family. I guess that’s why I’ve lagged a little bit on getting her to properly sleep in her own bed. But I’ve reached a level of exhaustion that I didn’t think was possible. I can’t take the midnight wake up calls anymore. I can’t handle being pushed out of my bed by a tiny human who takes up more space in the bed than my husband and I put together. I need to sleep through the night! Which means she needs to sleep through the night…
Just getting her to sleep is a feat in and of itself. It usually takes one of us at least an hour of reading, singing, rocking, patting, begging, and pleading. When she finally can’t keep her eyes open any more, we have to carefully tip-toe out of the room, being sure not to make a single noise in the process.
I wish I could say I’m exaggerating. I promise you I am not.
I guess it wouldn’t be that bad if we got her to sleep and that was that. But after all of the trouble getting her down, she still wakes up multiple times each night. The culprit is a common problem for many children – night terrors.
As you can imagine, I’m pretty willing to try anything at this point if it means a full night of sleep. So when I learned about the Lully Sleep Guardian 2, I was hoping it might be the answer to my prayers.
It doesn’t look like much. A small electronic pod, covered in fabric. It plugs into the wall and hides under the mattress. But it will change your life.
I placed it about where her upper body is, and since she’s still in a toddler bed, I just set it right on one of the slats and covered it with the mattress. It hasn’t budged, and I like that I can just peek under the bed and look for the green light to make sure it’s working.
Unfortunately, it can’t help me get her to go to sleep any faster, but once she is asleep, it does the rest.
Before the Lully Sleep Guardian 2, the most common way to deal with night terrors was to wake your child up before they happened. They typically occur between 2 and 3 hours of a child falling asleep, and the “scheduled awakenings” allow you to interrupt that cycle without upsetting the child too much.
But it’s 2016, and there’s an app for that too.
The Lully Sleep Guardian 2 automatically vibrates to prevent night terrors before they start. With a little help from you, it learns about your child’s sleep, and vibrates at just the right time. It can detect when your child stirs, and automatically turns the vibrations off. Your child stays asleep, and so do you.
The Lully app features a Sleep Dashboard and Sleep Journal so that you can keep track of patterns and watch your child’s night terrors become less and less of a thing. You can also use it on multiple devices so that another parent or caretaker can access the device, keeping the bedtime routine consistent.
I’m happy to report that we have had significantly less late night wake-up calls than ever before! And as the night terrors become more scarce, I look more and more forward to the day they stop completely. But until then, I’m grateful for this small piece of technology that is making a huge difference in our quality of sleep every night.