When the head and neck are well supported the shoulders tend to remain square and this position is repeated through the lower back and pelvis. Sleeping on your side allows the body to maintain a neutral posture which is the ideal position for the spine, allowing the nerves and spinal cord to be in a state of minimal tension.
Sleep is a time for repair, growth and immune activity, all of which are governed by the nervous system. It is logical that if the spinal cord and nerves are in an optimal position they will function most effectively and allow the brain to direct its most important job; to allow your child to thrive.
69% of children 10 and under experience at least one sleep problem a few times a week or more according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Children with moderate/severe sleep problems were 12 times more likely than those with no sleep problems to receive a diagnosis of ADHD/ADD.
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