Why is sleep so important?
Sleep is crucial no matter for children or adults. This is when your child develops physically so they can grow bigger and stronger. Sleep is also crucial for brain growth too. During the day, your child is learning through many senses; sight, smell, touch and hearing. Due to the constant introduction of new concepts to the brain, it needs time to process and solidify the new knowledge. Sleep is when your child is able to process everything that he or she has learnt that day. Additionally, sleep is when the different systems of the body (eg. Immune system, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular etc.) also develops and matures.
Why does chiropractic work so well for helping kids sleep better?
Every human being has two states in the nervous system; sympathetic (fight or flight or overactivity) and parasympathetic (rest and digest and relax). Humans are designed to be in the sympathetic state 20% of the time. Each day your child learns a lot of new information. This can be overwhelming. As a result, the nervous system may go into overdrive and be too much in the sympathetic state. This can cause your baby to be anxious, agitated and irritated thus causing your child not to sleep well. Chiropractic has been proven to regulate the nervous system through gentle adjustment of the spine, as a result, it’ll improve the chances of your child getting a good night’s sleep.