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How Melatonin can help a few Different Behavioral or Mental Disorders in Children

How Melatonin can help a few Different Behavioral or Mental Disorders in Children

Dr. Craig Canapari wrote a fantastic article on how melatonin can help a few different behavioral or mental disorders in children.  We simply want to discuss and summarize some important points in his article.  Canapari discussed how melatonin can be beneficial for chronic insomnia, autism, ADHD, DSPS, neurodevelopment delay, blindness and eczema. It is incredible how many things melatonin supplements can help. Studies however are still being conducted so always speak with a specialist before trying any supplements. Children with chronic…

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Teaching Children How To Sleep

Teaching Children How To Sleep

There have been scary stories online of parents who got overwhelmed and decided to give their children sleeping pills out of desperation and then something terrible happened. However there are also success stories of parents speaking with pediatricians and receiving natural sleeping supplements to help their child short term. There are children who truly do need a sleep aid to help them finally hit the pillow and actually go to sleep. These include children with ADHD, Autism, Insomnia, Eczema etc….

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S.A.D In Children?

S.A.D In Children?

When people think of depression they usually imagine an adult. However depression and anxiety can affect children as well. One type of depression that affects both adults and children is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is sometimes not recognized right away because the depression comes and goes according to the seasons. Some external factors that can trigger S.A.D are cold and dark weather or the chaos of holidays or the loneliness from not seeing friends because of school break. Clinical…

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Tips To Overcome Sleeping Problems

Tips To Overcome Sleeping Problems

Many adults toss and turn at night. There can be many causes for being restless. These can include loud noises, snoring, anxiety, habits, device use etc. The following are summarized expert advice on how to cope with sleeping problems. Accept Waking Up-  Waking up in the middle of the night can be frustrating. If you accept this instead of getting annoyed with yourself you might be able to get back to sleep faster. If you lay in bed wondering what…

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New Year New Sleep Habits

New Year New Sleep Habits

The New Year’s weekend is starting. Many might already have a list of things they want to try to do better in 2017.  After staying up till midnight on New Years Eve, one resolution suggestion we have is to improve your sleep and therefore improve your health with the following tips. Turn Off Devices an Hour Before Bedtime  We have discussed the damage blue light emitted from devices can cause to melatonin development. I know times get busy and some…

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How To Recover From The Holidays

How To Recover From The Holidays

The holidays are full of excitement, stress, sugar and squished homes. These can all put a damper on sleep schedules. So how can you and your children recover from the holidays and get ready to return to the school and work schedule? The following are some tips on how to “Return to Reality” Decrease The Snacks  During the holiday season a lot of neighbors drop of treats as gifts. This can be a nice gesture but make sure you or…

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5 Sleeping Aids Recommended By Doctors

5 Sleeping Aids Recommended By Doctors

  Getting to sleep can be a challenge at times. Here is a list of 5 Doctor recommended sleeping aids, when to use them and how. Aromatherapy This tip is best when you are sleepy but tense. To use arometherapy massage a small amount of aroma-therapeutic oil or balm on shoulders and neck and then breathe deeply before you lay your head down.  Studies show that lavender and lemon balm have relaxing properties. Though any fragrance you find calming can do the…

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Is Your Child Having Trouble Sleeping?

Is Your Child Having Trouble Sleeping?

Many parents have the looming question of, “My child is not sleeping! What should I do? Are melatonin supplements safe?” The first thing all parents should do is consult with a pediatrician if their child is having trouble sleeping.  “Judith Owens, director of sleep medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, has studied melatonin and children. She said that the supplement appears to have a good safety record, not only with special needs children but with healthy children as…

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Melatonin as A Biological Clock Reset for Children

Melatonin as A Biological Clock Reset for Children

With holidays around the corner and school in session bedtime can be a little hectic. Many children refuse to go to bed this is nick named “bedtime resistance” there are things parents can do to help their children to actually get to bed and not push back. A good nights rest is especially important for children because it can affect their health. Children with ADHD are most likely to have troubles going to bed because their mind is racing. Other…

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School Year Bedtime Tips

School Year Bedtime Tips

With school just starting some families might still be struggling to get back into the school year bedtime routine. If you are a parent with a child who wants to stay up late and then struggles during the school day here are some tips that might help you get back to a schedule.  At least a week before school starts, get back to school-year bedtimes Many schools are already in session. Though this is a good idea for holiday breaks….

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