Teeth grinding in children

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is repetitive jaw-muscle activity that most often occurs at night during sleep but can happen during the day as well. Do you have a teeth grinder in the house? Teeth grinders will unconsciously clench their teeth together, grind them back and forth and/or brace or thrust their lower jaw. […]

Food additives that cause sleep problems

Did you know that food additives can be a problem for children’s sleep? Sleep can be an issue for many children, and it can take over your life! Issues with sleep can include: Difficulties with sleeping can significantly affect quality of life for both children and their families. Signs of poor sleep: The connection between […]

Is melatonin safe for children?

is melatonin safe?

For anyone who suffers from insomnia, you may have heard of melatonin. Melatonin was once only available via a prescription from your doctor but is now easier to come by. There are even products targeting kids specifically. The over-the-counter products use homeopathic or synthetic melatonin. The ones that require a prescription from your GP use […]

Is Your Child Sleep Deprived? Simple Tips To Support A Good Night’s Sleep

Does your child misbehave, have a poor attention span or struggle to control their moods? It might be because they’re not getting a good night of sleep. It’s increasingly common for kids to not get enough sleep. They might be medicated for ADHD and hyperactive symptoms – but nobody thinks to check to see if […]

How to create healthy sleep habits

Sleep. Until you have to do without it, you don’t realise how good it is. If your child isn’t a great sleeper, you can go years and years without a decent night’s sleep. For the parents, this can get frustrating and pretty taxing, emotionally and physically. It isn’t doing the child any favours either.  Lack […]

When sleep training doesn’t work

Sleep issues are one of the frequent issues I see in clinic. Having a child who can’t sleep steals parents of their ‘grown-up time’ in the evening, and leads to cranky children in the morning. Parents will frequently spend thousands of dollars on sleep trainers.  This will certainly help with some behavioural issues.  But if […]