METHODS: A prospective non-randomized single cohort observational study was conducted in a chiropractic teaching clinic in Bournemouth, England. A convenience sample of 117 infants presenting consecutively to the clinic between June 2004 and January 2005 were included in the study.
RESULTS: Overall, improved sleep habits were seen in the infants. Improvement in consecutive hours of sleep, quality of sleep, and the time taken to settle before sleep all showed statistically significant improvement.
CONCLUSION: This pilot story suggests that chiropractic management of care may have a place in caring for the infant with sleeping difficulties.
KEY WORDS: chiropractic, chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy, infant sleep.
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