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3 Reasons Why Your Kids Can't Sleep

By Genevieve Cunningham

Getting kids to sleep sometimes feels like a monumental task. Kids definitely know their own minds, and if they don't want to sleep, they let it be known. Unfortunately, this leads to most kids not getting enough, and in the long run, this can damage their health and well-being. But you know your kids are tired … really tired. Why won't they just sleep? If you're having trouble getting your kids to sleep, take a look at these reasons why they just can't fall asleep.

Poor Diet

Eating a poor diet means that the body isn't functioning as well as it should, and one side effect of poor vitamin and nutrient intake is poor sleep. The body is essentially nutritionally deprived, which is a big deal for overall health. If you want to turn this around, you’ll need to start with your child’s menu. Skip highly processed, high sugar foods. Choose fruit and vegetables as much as you can, and choose water over juice and soda every time.

Kids are Just Too Tired

This might sound contradictory, but if your kids are too tired, they won’t be able to sleep. A lot of children in today’s world are sleep deprived. They just don’t get enough test. After a certain point, this lack of rest turns into an inability to function as well as sleep. They’ve gone past the point of tired, and have hit the exceptionally fatigued stage. This will take some time to correct, but it will be worth it. Start with an earlier bedtime and a routine schedule that keeps them on track.

Too Much Technology

Technology is not good for little brains. It provides constant stimulation and keeps them amped up. If you want your kids to sleep, take away the technology. They don’t have to stay away from it forever, but they need a few hours of technology-free time before bed. Though you'll get some resistance at first, it won’t take long until this improves their sleep and probably their moods, too.

Kids need a lot of sleep … probably even more than you realize. If you notice any of these habits occurring in your kid’s life, take the time and effort to fix them. Over time, you may be able to improve your kid’s sleeping habits and leave them happier and healthier than ever before.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in North Charleston, S.C.

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