Getting the right quality and the right amount of sleep is paramount for anyone at any stage in their lifespan, but it's particularly important for children to get their 8 hours of sleep each night. Sometimes this can seem easier said than done, especially when 10 o'clock comes around and your child is still bouncing off the walls.
Below are a few ways to improve your child's quality of sleep in order to ensure they're getting the right amount of rest.
No Screen Time 2 Hours Before Bed
Enforce a strict rule that your child can't look at any sort of screen (TV, tablet, smartphone, etc.). It's the smart thing to do because the light from these screens can affect our eyes and reduce the quality of our sleep.
There's actually no reason for children to have caffeine of any sort. But if they do like their soda, then it's important you cut the soda pop out hard and fast by 2-4 pm to ensure your child gets a quality night of sleep.
Keep Them Active
Children have untapped reserves of energy that need to be burned each day, so make sure they're involved in some time of activity of their choice. Having them eat clean, whole foods is also a plus.
Visiting the chiropractor is also a great way to make sure your child's body and mind are firing on all cylinders. Contact Scorca Chiropractic today to learn more.