6. Close the Kitchen
For kids with insomnia, you should limit the amount of food and beverages that your child has before bedtime. Most parents can attest to the effects of sugar or caffeine (present in chocolate and soft drinks) on kids. But some children are also sensitive to just the additives in food, which can keep them awake long past bedtime. Choose foods and beverages without refined sugar or caffeine for a bedtime snack (if at all) and limit fluids.