As any parent knows, babies start out sleeping a lot. All of this rest is vitally important for proper brain and body development. As a child hits the preschool years, the amount of time spent sleeping or awake slowly starts evening out, although it is still important for children to take naps. Regular bedtimes are essential to maintaining a healthy sleep pattern. Children count on their parents to establish a consistent sleep schedule and to obtain an adequate amount of sleep each night and day.
Roswell GA Chiropractors treating children often hear about parents wanting to improve their child’s quality or quantity of sleep. It is quite common to hear about children with pediatric sleep disorders, like sleep walking, night terrors, and bed wetting. These types of disorders can contribute to memory problems, mood disturbances, attention deficit, and hyperactivity. It is vitally important for your child to create a healthy and consistent sleep routine, and a chiropractor may be the key.
Studies show infants have better sleep patterns when they are under the care of a chiropractor. A study at a chiropractic teaching clinic in Bournemouth, England demonstrated that children had a reduction in sleep issues after undergoing a short course of chiropractic care. These improvements included a decrease in the number of hours it took to fall asleep and an increase in the number of hours, quality, and depth of sleep.
Chiropractic care in Roswell for infants and children is a very gentle therapy that addresses the spinal structures, including the bones, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve tissues (spinal cord and nerves). Imbalances in the spine can occur during childbirth, day to day activities, or simple tumbles and falls.
Any distortion in the function of the spinal structures may adversely affect the delicate nerve tissues, thereby affecting the body’s ability to function properly. The primary purpose of chiropractic care is not to treat a sleep issue, but to restore normal functioning to the nervous system to allow the body to function optimally. Many of these imbalances are quite simple to fix in children, but become more difficult to address as we age and the longer the imbalance is present.
Many parents are looking for non-medicine solutions to address their child’s sleep issues. Chiropractic care is a natural and low risk option for parents and children. If you have more questions about how chiropractic care could help your child sleep better, contact your local Roswell Chiropractor, Dr. Rana Slatton, who focuses on helping parents address a variety of pediatric concerns.
At Wellspring Chiropractic in Roswell Georgia, we always begin with a Complimentary Consultation, so that you may sit with the doctor to discuss your concerns and gather more information before beginning care in our office.
Are you ready to learn more about how chiropractic can help your child? Call to schedule your Complimentary Consultation at Wellspring Chiropractic today!