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Children, Teens & Sleep

Backgrounder: Later School Start Times

Adolescents today face a widespread chronic health problem: sleep deprivation. Although society often views sleep as a luxury that...

Sleep Strategies for Kids

After safety and nutrition, how much sleep a child gets is uppermost in a parent’s mind. The amount your...

Sleep and Teens – Biology and Behavior

Mary A. Carskadon, PhDHow much sleep do teens need? And how much sleep are they realistically getting? Based on current data,...

Sleep Study for a Child

Rafael Pelayo, MDWhy might a healthcare provider recommend a sleep study for a child? Sleep problems tend to perpetuate themselves...

Children and Bedtime Fears and Nightmares

What should I do if my child says he or she is too scared to go to sleep? Listen and...

Can Kids Get Sleep Apnea?

Loud, sleep-interrupting snoring may seem like an adult-specific issue, but children aren’t immune. About 20% of kids snore from...

Helping Kids Sleep Well When Naps End

Giving up naps is a major milestone for a small child. But unlike taking her first steps or saying...

Sleep Training Your Child? 5 Things to Remember

Babies need a lot of sleep. When they’re between four and 11 months old, they need 12 to 15...

My Child Has Trouble Sleeping, What Now?

Melisa Moore, PhDAs every parent, grandparent, relative, and friend of a child with difficulty sleeping knows, sleep problems have...

Is Your Child’s Snoring A Sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Habitual snoring is usually not a reason for parents be concerned. As many as one in 10 kids under...

What Can You Do to Promote Good Dental Health

Because infectious diseases are frequently transmitted via touch, hand hygiene is an important first line of defense against the spread of infections in dental...