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How to Help Your Child Sleep Better

mom and daughter in fortAs a parent, you know how important it is for your child to get a good night’s sleep. But did you know that sleep is also crucial for your child’s development?

Here are a few ways that good sleep benefits children:

  • Sleep helps children grow and develop physically. During slumber, the body produces human growth hormone, which helps children grow taller and stronger.
  • It’s essential for brain development. It also helps the brain consolidate memories and learn new information.
  • A solid night of rest also aids in emotional development, which includes proper stress management.

There are a few things parents can do to help their children get the sleep they need, including:

  • Establishing a bedtime routine and sticking to it. This will help signal to your child’s body that it’s time to wind down for the night.
  • Creating a calm and relaxed environment in your child’s bedroom. This means keeping the lights low and avoiding screens (television, tablets, etc.) in the hour leading up to bedtime.
  • Avoiding caffeine late in the day. Caffeine can stay in a child’s system for up to six hours, so it’s best to avoid it after lunchtime.

Chiropractic care can also benefit sleep in children by balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. When these two systems are in balance, the body is able to relax and slip into slumber more easily..

If you have any concerns about your child’s nighttime habits, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We would be happy to help!

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