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There are so many babies that suffer from their inability to sleep. Many times these babies are labeled as colicky or fussy babies, and the parents are often told that this is normal for young children to experience.

Our very common experience in our pediatric practice is that often these babies have had traumatic or difficult deliveries. This can result in a misalignment of the upper cervical spine that creates tension on the spinal cord and spinal nerves. This abnormal tension often creates an over stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

An increased tone in the sympathetic nervous system would be similar to your car’s engine revving too high while it is idling. The presence of this imbalance will create increased tension in the cardiovascular function, tension in the blood vessels and heightened tension in the motor system which controls the babies relaxation response.

The holistic approach to care we provided the baby consisted on a very gentle adjustment to the cervical spine. This released the tension in his first and second neck bones, balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. As you can see in the video, this resulted in the immediate relaxation of the baby and restoring his capacity to sleep soundly through the night.

Please feel free to share this video with as many new moms that you know. It may just help them have a more joyful and “sleepful”, rather than “sleepless” experience with their precious one.

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