You may have thought that this is an issue of not being physically tired enough to fall asleep, but childhood insomnia could actually be the result of too much brain activity hindering them from settling down and falling asleep. We understand the stress your child’s insomnia causes you as their parent, as you worry about their physical and emotional well being, as well as the long term effects a lack of sleep has on their growing body.
Your child isn’t alone, however. Studies show that 1 out of 5 children may have insomnia, especially if they have trouble falling asleep, wake during the night and have trouble going back to sleep, waking up involuntarily before dawn, having racing thoughts all night, wake up feeling tired, and are grouchy, anxious during the day.
How can I tell if my child is dealing with insomnia
Children with insomnia may experience the following:
- Trouble falling asleep
- Waking during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
- Waking up involuntarily at pre-dawn hours
- Complete evenings without sleep, racing thoughts all night
- Tired feeling on awakening; “didn’t get enough sleep”
- Feeling grouchy, anxious, unable to get things done during the day
You can help your child sleep better without putting them on medication
Often times insomnia is secondary to unrecognized underlying causes. Difficulty sleeping might be the symptom of something else going on in your child’s life and brain, rather than something to be addressed with medication. Due to this, it’s important to uncover any potential neurochemical, physical, or emotional reasons your child has difficulty sleeping.
Through safe and non-invasive brain/body system testing, we can pinpoint your child’s insomnia causes and create a treatment plan that addresses your child’s specific issues, which may include:
- Functional Assessment Questionnaire – FAQ
- Laboratory tests
- QEEG functional Brain Map
- Nexalin Technology
- Nutritional analysis
- Supplements and Enzymes
- Physical Assessment
Contact Unique Mindcare in Houston today and learn more about how we can help your child overcome insomnia without drugs.
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