Stanford seelig creativity crash course assignment- 100 ideas for sleep problem
100 (almost) ideas on how to get to sleep when you areafraid of the dark and your brother wants to turn the light off and your parents want to save electricity. Stanford Creativity Crash Course Jonathan Martin, Nate Martin (10), Nick Garvin December 4, 2012
1. Give child a tablet computer to distract him from darkness.2. Put solar panel to take in the light that’s on.3. Sing quietly together until you fall asleep.4. Go to bed while sun is still out.5. Take sleeping pills6. Put up glow in the dark stickers which glow until you fall asleep7. Paint room bright colors8. Compromise– 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off.9. Start with x amount of days without light and slowly increase.10. Offer light only after chores are all done.11. Make sleep outside of the house in back yard– they’ll stop being scared of dark.12. Use a clap-on light13. Hypnosis!14. Night vision goggles15. Reward child with points for each night sleeping without lights on.
1. Night lights that go out after a while.2. Curtains on bunk beds.3. Make hologrammic message to make it look like its light.4. Make child stay up all night with lights and noise so he wants darkness/quiet as a relief.5. Have sibling be nicer and his reward is no light but he’ll be nice and light will stay on.6. Keep flashlight for interim times of light.7. Sleep on the kitchen floor with lights on,.8. Listen to a story on tape while you go to sleep in dark.9. Have a reassuring teddy bear to hold on to.10. Block light from child who wants dark.11. Take Benadryl12. Take soothing bath and tea before bed to calm nerves13. Alternate nights– even days lights on, odd days lights off.14. Wear glasses/goggles with lights on inside.15. Clip on a tiny reading lamp on bottom of top bunk bed.
1. Do calculations of computer use and light power use– work with child to give up a # of electricity use for each 30 minutes oflight.2. Feed kids trytophan from Turkey to make them sleepy.3. Attach light to boom box playing terrible music– light on, awful music on.4. Wrap up scared child in a cocoon/burrito like a baby to feel secure in dark.5. Offer light only after dishes/room cleanup/reading as reward for chores.6. Meditate before bed to calm nerves.7. Have a parent sit in room with child reading on a tablet in dark8. Move other child9. Light a candle10. Curtains11. Walk around a dark neighborhood with a parent until dark isn’t scary12. Stay up all night watching TV on alternate nights so really sleepy13. Have son do carbon offsets activity like planting trees for lights on time.14. Gag sibling so no complaints.15. Get a pillow pet
1. Keep oxygen out of room until kid passes out.2. Get sleep mask for sibling3. Put a dimmer light on a very slow timer so it gets dark gradually4. Have brother knock you out to get to sleep5. See scary movies about being in the dark over and over until no longer afraid of dark6. Immersion therapy– full darkness until no more fear.7. Have soothing music to listen to in dark8. Timed light- stays on until falling sleep/30 minutes9. Read super scary books about dark until no longer scary10. Have a night light11. Take sleeping pills12. Exercise a LOT, run around block, stationery bike, until so tired fall asleep quickly.13. Read really boring books until you pass out.14. Pod over bed that has light inside it.15. Stars on ceiling that glow.
1. Read a mystery story every night without a solution so you think about mystery, not dark.2. Get professional therapy for darkness fears3. Tell them 5 hard riddles without answers before going to bed.4. Put TV in room.5. Squeeze a pillow or a little cushion and a projection of stars goes on ceiling for 15 minutes.