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Healing Begins at Night: How Quality Sleep Supports Your Child's Health

person sleeping in bedHey there, wonderful parents! Are you grappling with your child’s health issues, be it something as temporary as a cold or more chronic conditions like anxiety, ADHD, or seizures? If so, it’s time for a heart-to-heart about something we all love but perhaps overlook: sleep.

That’s right, the secret to healing starts when you hit the pillow. Sleep is not just a time for dreams; it’s the foundational building block for all kinds of healing and recovery.

In this blog, let’s delve into why sleep is a game-changer for your child’s health, especially during the healing and recovery process. Whether you’ve tried countless natural remedies or noticed that your child’s health declines when they’re running low on sleep, we’re here to help!

The Unstoppable Power of Sleep

Did you know that up to 50% of children and teens struggle with sleep disorders? Lack of sleep doesn’t just lead to grumpy mornings; it disrupts family life, cognitive functioning, behavior, and can have long-term health consequences. Ensuring your child gets quality sleep is the first vital step in neurological healing and development.

Spotting the Signs of Sleep Disorders

These disorders often manifest as difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. Knowing what to look for can set you on the right path to addressing the issue.

The Intricate Web of Subluxation and Dysautonomia

Beyond the usual suspects of room brightness or noise level, certain lesser-known factors like subluxation and dysautonomia can profoundly impact your child’s sleep. These issues are related to neurological imbalances that can mess with the sleep patterns by affecting the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

Ever heard of the Vagus Nerve, commonly referred to as the “rest, digest, and regulate” nerve? It plays a significant role in your child’s sleep regulation. Damage to this crucial nerve—sometimes even happening during birth—can drastically affect sleep quality.

Creating the Ideal Sleep Environment

From room conditions to cutting down on screen time (blue light is a sleep-disrupter!), there are several environmental factors that can help—or hinder—your child’s sleep. Let’s not forget the role of diet, bedtime routines, and even respiratory issues.

The Science of Sleep Cycles

Understanding the different stages of sleep, including deep sleep and REM, can help ensure your child gets enough of those precious, uninterrupted sleep cycles.

The Van Every Family Chiropractic Center Solution

If you’ve tried everything under the moon and your child still tosses and turns, consider neurologically-focused chiropractic care. At Van Every Family Chiropractic Center, we specialize in adjustments that bring tranquility to your child’s nervous system. And guess what? Dr. Saylor’s daughters, Bric and Brighton, are living testaments to this—they’re both fantastic sleepers! Watch this video as Dr Saylor explains more about how to get a good nights sleep.

Ready to prioritize sleep and supercharge your child’s health? Give us a call or a DM. We can’t wait to be part of your child’s journey to improved health, starting with rejuvenating sleep. Let’s help your child sleep well and thrive!

Happy dreaming!

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