How Chiropractic Care Can Help Improve Your Child’s Sleep PatternsJun 05, 2023
Dear parents, today I'd like to address a critical aspect of your child's well-being – sleep, or more precisely, the lack thereof. Let's delve into the significance of quality sleep for your child's health across various systems, including the immune, digestive, and cognitive functions. It's concerning that almost half of kids face difficulties falling or staying asleep, yet this issue remains under-discussed.
Insufficient sleep can lead to irritability, difficulty focusing, and reduced energy levels, particularly impactful for children whose brains are still developing crucial regulatory functions. Did you know that the brain forms more neurons and connections during the initial years of sleep than later in life?
A good night's sleep is vital for brain development and learning, yet many families grapple with exhaustion, resulting in unhealthy habits like excessive caffeine consumption in adults and behavior struggles in kids. As a pediatric chiropractor with a focus on neurology, my priority is enhancing the sleep quality of my young patients, recognizing sleep as a primary concern.
The prevalent cultural reliance on caffeine, as indicated by slogans like "America runs on Dunkin," highlights a broader issue – our society's addiction to stimulants due to inadequate sleep. It's imperative to prioritize healthy sleep habits for children and teenagers, given their heightened need during this crucial phase of brain development and learning.
I aim to assist you in uncovering the root cause of your child's sleep challenges and disorders. Whether dealing with infants, toddlers, grade-schoolers, teenagers, or even parents facing sleep issues, this information applies to all. If you've tried various remedies without success, I promise to reveal a missing link that might make a significant difference.
Let's explore the correlation between neurological disorders and sleep. Drawing on my expertise as a pediatric chiropractor specializing in cases involving colic, indigestion, epilepsy, Autism, TBI, anxiety, ADHD, and sensory disorders, I consistently find that addressing sleep is the pivotal starting point.
The root cause of sleep challenges often lies in an overactive sympathetic fight or flight nervous system, particularly when stressors like birth interventions or constant neck and shoulder tension are involved. This "tech neck" issue, resulting from prolonged screen use, can lead to a stuck-on overdrive sympathetic system, hindering proper functioning of the parasympathetic rest and digest system.
So, how can neurologically-focused chiropractic help? By prioritizing a comprehensive consultation and case history, we identify and address overactive sympathetic systems and vagus nerve dysfunction. Our unique neuro-tonal adjustments aim to activate the vagus nerve and the rest and digest system, with a focus on restoring fundamental health building blocks, such as sleep.
Our approach often yields significant improvements, with 65% of patients reporting better sleep and overall health within the first month. We firmly believe that healing occurs in the order in which issues manifest, and by reducing stress and noise, we can restore the function of the vagus nerve and the rest and digest system.
If other approaches have fallen short, consider neurologically focused chiropractic care as the missing link for your child's health. Explore our website for more information and resources on sleep disorders and natural remedies.
If you have concerns about your child's sleep, reach out to us. Our INSiGHT neurological testing can measure stress on the nervous system and determine if the vagus nerve is dysfunctional, providing the answers you need.
Exhaustion and emotional strain may be common, but they're not normal. Neurologically-Focused Chiropractic Care offers a drug-free solution for sleep challenges in children, surpassing alternatives like magnesium or melatonin. If sleep troubles persist, contact our office for assistance.
Ensuring your child gets the sleep they need is vital for overall family well-being. Once your child sleeps well, the entire family benefits from improved mood and better sleep. Share this information with other families facing sleep challenges, and let's provide hope, answers, and drug-free assistance together.