How Chiropractic Care Can Help Kids Sleep Better?
It’s that time of night…bedtime!
Some kids go to bed with zero issues while for others would rather do their homework than go to bed, and that’s saying something. A lot of kids come into the office with stuff going on like anxiety, ADD/ADHD, anger problems, and other neurodevelopmental issues with most of the parents saying that there is some sort of sleep issue going on. Sometimes these sleep issues aren’t that they can’t go to sleep or stay asleep, but rather they fall into too deep of a sleep where they will start wetting the bed even at older ages.
When you talk to a lot of doctors about this they will often say it’s a stage and kids will grow out of it. Something else they may consider is having the child get more exercise or prescribe them with some sort of sleeping medication or supplement if they have trouble falling asleep. The issue with this is that it’s not getting to the root cause of the problem.
How can chiropractic care help?
A lot of times the kids that have sleep issues will have some other sort of problem going on or be quite hyper. This is often due to a nervous system going on. The nervous system is broken down into a couple of parts, one being the sympathetic nervous system and the other being the parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is in charge of the fight or flight mode while the parasympathetic is in charge of resting and digesting. It’s important we have a healthy relationship between the 2. The problem arises when the body is stuck in one of the other. Often times people are stuck in this fight or flight state making it very hard to relax or go to sleep. Then when they do go to sleep their system will flip and they will be in a very deep sleep.
What we do at The Specific Chiropractic Centers – Lake Country is help balance these systems out. We make sure the nervous system as a whole is working how it’s supposed to. By doing this it helps restore the body back to its normal functioning which allows kids to sleep how they are supposed to without encountering the issues they were once having.
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