It isn’t always obvious if your kids aren’t getting enough sleep at night. While it’s good to check in on them by asking how they slept, you can’t always rely on kids to be very forthcoming about it. Many kids, especially younger kids, may not have a good grasp on whether or not they are actually sleeping well at night.
The term “gut health” is a phrase you’ve likely run across more and more in recent years, and for good reason. Scientific findings continue to uncover the often underappreciated importance of gut health for overall well being.
With the start of the school year approaching soon, it’s important to start preparing for the change in routine and all that comes with it. One of the most important things to do in preparation for the school year is helping your kids beat back to school anxiety.
Getting a good night’s sleep is something that everybody needs and naturally craves. However, it can sometimes inexplicably feel impossible to fall asleep or stay asleep long enough. Kids certainly aren’t immune from sleep troubles, with an estimated 20-30% of kids struggling with sleep problems. Thankfully, sleep issues aren’t without explanations, and identifying the factors that could be keeping your kids up at night could help them get better sleep.
Many kids who struggle with behavioral issues, whether due to autism, ADHD, or sensory processing disorder, often struggle with both sleep problems and high anxiety and having low levels of magnesium can make these issues worse.