Sleep problems in children and homeopathy

Sleep problems in children

Homeopathy can support sleep problems in children. Disturbed sleep can have negative effects on children’s performance in class, studies, playing and during extracurricular activities. Mood swings, irritability, lack of concentration may also result from poor quality sleep.

Sleep problems can be frequent waking up at night, sleepwalking, night terrors, teeth grinding or sleep apnoea. Some kids find difficult to fall asleep, some kids have issues to stay asleep. Bed wetting is another problem seen in younger kids.

In kids lack of good restful sleep may be due to

  • Behaviour problems
  • Overeating just before bed time
  • Earache, colic, block nose
  • Fear or anxiety
  • Excitement
  • Noise
  • Hunger

Toddler sleep problems

Common toddler sleep problems are frequent waking up at night. Short naps, early morning waking and crying at night as if sick.

In toddler, separation anxiety, bedtime anxiety, fear may cause disturbed sleep. Frequent calling out and getting out of bed, they don’t want to sleep in their own bed and anxious to go to bed.

Large meals close to bedtime, watching TV, Computer and video games may cause difficulty in sleeping in young children. Too hot or too cold temperature at bed room also causes sleep problems.

Another sleep problem seen in  younger kids is restless leg syndrome and sleep walking.

Persistent sleep problems usually need professional treatment.

Homeopathic medicines are of great help in the treatment of sleep problems. Homeopathy medicines are selected according to the total physical and psychological symptoms and individuality of kids.

The reason for poor sleep is different for different kids. In night terrors every kid reacts differently and show different pictures. One kid wake up frighted, stares and couldn’t remember anything. Another kid wake up crying and can remember their dreams. Some kids talk, some kids can go to sleep within minutes, but some can’t even sleep for hours.

Homeopathy has got many medicines covering different  pictures of kids sleep problems. A well-trained homeopath can very easily match symptom picture with correct medicines.

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