Child Not Sleeping Well - What to Do?

Child Not Sleeping Well – What to Do?

Child Not Sleeping Well - What to Do?

by Anne Buckley Reen, OTR/L Most of us take a good night’s sleep for granted. For many children and adults however, lack of sleep severely inhibits their ability to function and experience positive emotional states and good health. The SANE approach facilitates change through restorative Sleep, Activities to reduce stress, balanced Nutrition, and nurturing Environments for a child not sleeping well. Sleep Sleep is essential. A biologically restorative state of consciousness, sleep replenishes the body on all levels: cellular, endocrine, immune, metabolic, physical and emotional. It repairs and restores major organs and brain chemicals needed for coping, memory and attention. In the absence of a good night’s sleep, the body and brain begin a slow deterioration impacting on all areas of health and function. Although the body can survive for a month or more without food, death can occur in a week without sleep. Three nights without restorative sleep can produce a state known as “sleep deprived psychosis,” in which…