5 Simple Steps To Get Kids Sleep Back On Track Fast!

Topics Covered: Raising Healthy Kids | sleep
By Dr. Tony Ebel, DC, CPPFC, CCWP
5 Simple Steps To Get Kids Sleep Back On Track Fast! | PX Docs

Recovering from the busyness and late nights of the holiday season and having to transition into back-to-school schedules can be stressful 😩. These changes can leave the whole family feeling sideways with energy and emotions and struggling to get back into a good sleep routine.

We want to help make this transition as easy as possible.

1. Earlier is always better ⏰

Make rewards and make it fun! Books, songs, snacks, star charts, audiobooks, etc.

2. Use white noise 🎧, fans, or apps.

3. Avoid screens 📱 ideally 1 hour before bedtime

4. Avoid quick/unhealthy energy-driving foods. Avoid unnatural colors, carbs, and processed foods, and add more veggies 🥦, berries, nuts, seeds, etc.

5. Make sure the Nervous System is all in Brake Pedal mode.

The brain has 2 modes:

  1. sympathetic (gas pedal)
  2. Parasympathetic (brake pedal)

If your kiddo is stuck and has a busy brain on gas pedal mode – then it’s hard to settle down no matter how many steps you take.

If this sounds like your kiddo, we would love the opportunity to measure his NS – see what his brain is telling his body. It may well be that he or she needs help getting into brake pedal mode.

We’ve helped 1000s of kids, our own included, get better, more restful, easier sleep. Let’s make this change in the schedule the easiest change yet! 💪🏼 Check out the link to find a PX Doc near you!

Dr. Tony Ebel is the lead writer and educational guide for PX Docs. He is a Certified Pediatric + Wellness Chiropractor with 15 years of clinical experience. In addition, Dr. Tony has been teaching and training other Pediatric + Family Chiropractors for the past 10+ years, primarily teaching the clinical protocols he created for pediatric neurodevelopmental challenges such as Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Epilepsy, Anxiety, and more. This clinical program is now taught in collaboration with the Life University Postgraduate Department and has over 500 graduates. Dr. Tony’s passion is educating, empowering, and informing parents about the nervous system's role in natural, drug-free healing for all pediatric conditions and cases.

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