Top Tips for a Sleep Routine:
Summer is here and with school being out we notice both parents and kids running into exhaustion. Summer is usually a time where everyone is GO GO GO from summer vacations/traveling to daily activities to keep everyone entertained. Here are some tops tips to maintain a sleep routing during this time.
One awesome tip includes sticking to a sleep schedule.
Having a consistent sleep schedule is important because this is when our body can rest and heal. Being that we are out doing more whether it be traveling or a day at the splash pad, we need to give our bodies time to soak in the day. If we are running on very little sleep, our immune systems begin to plummet making us more susceptible to becoming sick. Therefore, it is important to go to bed at a consistent time every night and attempt to sleep a full eight hours.
Another great tip for maintaining a sleep routine is creating a restful environment. Limiting screen time an hour before bed is especially important because it allows our brain and bodies to begin winding down. By doing so, our body is able to experience deeper and more restorative stages of sleep. Limiting light exposure can also help boost melatonin production and overall quality of sleep (SleepFoundation). Additional ways to start the winding down process include diffusing essential oils such as lavender, a dark environment/room shades, calming music, or even a bath before bed.
Last but not least, it is important to get adjusted by a neurologically focused chiropractor. They take their time in assessing two very key aspects of the nervous system which include the Parasympathetic Nervous System (brake pedal) and the Sympathetic Nervous System (Gas pedal). The Parasympathetics/brake pedal is focused on growth, rest, digestion, and healing as opposed to the Sympathetics/gas pedal which is Go Go Go and stress stuck on. As you would imagine someone who is constantly on the GO becomes stuck on stress mode which then may affect their sleep, immune system, and even digestion. Getting adjusted regularly allows the body to begin pumping those brakes and experience improved sleep.
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