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The Importance of Sleep for Young Athletes Who Travel

For children who play on a travel sports team, sleep should be a top priority. Not only is ample...

How Can My Child Get More Sleep?

Dr. Jodi MindellDo you know how much sleep we really need? What about how much sleep your child needs? Sleep...

Pointers for Parents

What can you do to be sure your teen gets enough sleep to be healthy and perform at his...

Nightmares and Sleep

Nightmares are dreams with vivid and disturbing content. They are most common in children during REM sleep, but they...

Eight Major Obstacles to Delaying School Start Times

The following are eight major obstacles to changing school start times: 1. Transportation Because most school districts have a delicately balanced...

Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?

"Caleb was two when we first noticed his loud snoring," said Scott, Caleb's father. "We were alarmed but didn't...

Children's Stress & Sleep

Helping kids get a better night’s sleep sometimes starts with managing their anxiety. Children’s stress often goes unnoticed by...

Light, Sleep & School-Aged Children: A Complex Relationship

Light is one of the most powerful signals in our environment—regulating the brain’s internal clock and affecting our sleep...

Electronics in the Bedroom: Why it’s Necessary to Turn Off Before...

Let’s face it –electronics are a part of life in the 21st century. Pros and cons to our increasing...

Why Your Child Needs a Sleep Schedule Throughout the Summer

When the daylight hours lengthen and school lets out for the summer, it’s easy to take a relaxed attitude...

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...