If you’re reading this blog, chances are you are exhausted. You’ve tried everything you can imagine to get your baby to sleep. You need rest, your baby needs rest, and your entire family needs rest. But no matter what you’ve tried, no one is getting the rest that they need.
We know your story. We see parents every day who walk into our St. Petersburg office hardly able to function – sometimes with tears in their eyes – begging for answers.
Claire’s parents were in your shoes. Before they found Blossom Family Chiropractic, Claire had not slept a single night through. The entire family – including Claire – was exhausted. Claire was not getting the rest that she needed for her body to restore and develop at its best.
Since bringing Claire in for pediatric chiropractic adjustments, she is sleeping so much better! Since she started getting adjusted, she has slept 9 nights – 7 hours – uninterrupted. Prior to chiropractic care, there was not one night she slept through the night.
How does Chiropractic care help your baby sleep better?
We are about to get into some super cool science. But we know your mind is exhausted, so we will make it short and sweet. At the base of your baby’s skull is the root of a major nerve that wanders through their entire body. It’s called the vagus nerve.
The vagus nerve controls the whole parasympathetic part of the nervous system. That’s responsible for sleep digestion, immune function, growth and development, and relaxation. Still, following? We’re almost done.
We call that parasympathetic part of the nervous system our brake pedal. And what happens is when there’s irritation in that area or any kind of inflammation, or what we call subluxations in that area, it turns off our brake pedal and puts us full-on gas pedal mode and that fight or flight stress mode. So we’re going, go, go all the time.
Your baby can experience that “go, go, go” feeling just like we can. Except for their little bodies that usually look like trouble sleeping, fussiness, digestion issues, etc.
Pediatric chiropractic adjustments focus on the vagus nerve
Our gentle chiropractic adjustments remove the inflammation around the vagus nerve so that your baby’s body has the ability to find and press its “brake pedal”. These safe and precise adjustments help your baby’s brain communicate to the rest of the body that it is time to rest and restore. When your baby feels the release of the gas pedal (that go, go, go feeling) they can settle into better sleep, their body can digest food better and everyone gets the rest that they need.
Pediatric Chiropractor in St. Petersburg, Florida
Sleep deprivation will make you feel awful. At Blossom Family Chiropractic, we want to support your baby, and the rest of your family, so that you can all get the restorative sleep that your body needs.
If you are in the St. Petersburg, Florida area and your infant is struggling to sleep, reach out to us to book an appointment.