Headaches in Children
Some of the many potential headache triggers include:
- Certain medications (headaches are a potential side effect of some)
- Too little sleep or sudden changes in sleep patterns. Depending on their age, children need 10-11 hours of sleep every night. Make sure they are going to bed early enough to get the sleep that they need.
- Skipping meals. Be sure they are eating enough protein and vegetables every 2-4 hours.
- Becoming dehydrated. Add soups and herbal teas to their diet.
- Being under a lot of stress. Check in with how they are feeling, notice if they are worried or anxious about anything
- Having a minor head injury. Have they had an accident recently?
- Using the computer or watching TV for a long time. Make sure that your child plays outside every day. Limit screen time. This includes TV, computer, phone or any kind of electrical device.
- Vision problems. Be sure to have your child’s vision checked by a professional
- Experiencing changes in hormone levels
- Taking a long trip in a car or bus
- Lisetning to really loud music
- Smelling strong odors such as perfume, smoke, fumes, or a new car or carpet. Have you purchased anything new that your child may be reacting to?
- Drinking or eating too much caffeine (In soda, coffee, tea, and chocolate)
- Consuming foods with MSG (such as alcohol, cheese, nuts, pizza, chocolate, ice cream, fatty or fried food, lunch meats, hot dogs, yogurt, aspartame, or anything with the food additive MSG)
**Be sure to give your child fresh fruits and vegetables at least 3x/day
For an individualized healing program for your child and info on Lunar treatments, contact Dr. Sally Sherriff, DAOM at 831-295-6327. 320 River Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060