As a parent, it is easy to use logic to understand things at night, but as a child, everything is a mystery. From making inanimate objects into animated friends to having imaginary friends, children have the biggest and best imaginative brains. This can cause issues as they grow to understand some of the not-so-pleasant things in the world, potentially giving them monsters under their bed. 

Having a fear of monsters, or anything bad under the bed can last a lifetime if not addressed and overcome. 

One of the most used and simplest solutions to a child having a fear of under the bed is to check under the bed, or have them check under the bed to make sure nothing is underneath the bed. 

Something to take into consideration is storage under the bed. A good rule of thumb is to have nothing under the bed or have it full, this way there is no question as to if something is underneath the bed. Either you can see all the way to the other side or there are enough things under the bed that there wouldn’t be any room for anything to fit in there too. 

Another helpful part of the night is to take time to get your child relaxed and sleepy before going to bed, this way there is less time to sit and think about the chance of there being monsters. Some things to do before bed to increase relaxation are taking a warm bath, reading a story, and even snuggling with parents for a few minutes will help. 

Being scared of what’s under the bed is very common among children and adults, but it is not something that can’t be overcome. Taking time to be aware of your surroundings, organizing and filling underneath your bed, and fully relaxing before bed are all keys that can help your imagination calm down and allow you to sleep. 

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