iOS app Android app

Kids and Sleep

Here's How Much Sleep Your Child Actually Needs

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.13.2016 | Parents

When it comes to adults and nightly sleep requirements, there's a pretty clear gold standard of eight hours per night (though experts actually think i...

Moms and Dads: You Can Get Healthy Sleep Too!

Sweet Dreamzzz, Inc. | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Sweet Dreamzzz, Inc.

Most parents don't realize that symptoms such as snoring or consistently waking up in the night could be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Preschool is the peak time for sleep issues and these are things you should be on the lookout for.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: Are We Really That Careful?

Rakesh Bhattacharjee | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakesh Bhattacharjee

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent condition in children, affecting nearly 1 to 5 percent of all children. Similar to what has already been demonstrated in adults suffering from OSA, OSA in children is associated with significant morbidity during childhood, a period that is critical for both growth and development.

'Unrealistic' Bedtime Rules Shared By Elementary School Go Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents

A Wisconsin elementary school teacher recently shared a chart of optimal sleep times for children, and although the guide went viral on Facebook, pare...

There's A Kids' Book That Promises To Make Anyone Fall Asleep

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.23.2015 | Parents

Putting readers to sleep isn't usually an author's goal, but a Swedish behavioral scientist hopes his children's book will do just that. Carl-Johan Fo...

The Dichotomy of Kids' Bedtimes

Jennifer Craven | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Craven

In my household, sleep = happiness. So for now, I'll take well-rested kids over a social life. They don't know that there are kids still outside playing, all of the good shows on TV have yet to come on or that we decline lots of evening activities.

Kids, Sleep and Daylight Saving Time

Sarah Virginia White | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Sarah Virginia White

Those of us who savor our sleep will feel the loss of that single hour, but the early-to-bed, early-to-wake routine will be an especially hard sell to your kids.

Sleep Continues To Prove Very Important For Kids' Health

Posted 05.23.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Wed May 21, 2014 3:59pm EDT (Reuters Health) - In a new study, children who regularly got too little sleep had worse phy...

Is This What's Wrecking Kids' Sleep?

Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Many American children aren't getting the sleep they need -- and most of them are sleeping with electronic devices, according to a new survey from the...

6 Ways Having Kids Ruins Your Life

Mike Julianelle | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

One of the reasons I started my blog was to vent about how my son's existence was forcing me to alter my own, and to show the world that despite having those alterations, having kids doesn't mean you need to change everything.

The One Thing Your Child Needs To Do Before Bed

Posted 01.24.2014 | Parents

BY RONNIE COHEN NEW YORK Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:26am EST (Reuters Health) - Kids who regularly plugged into social networking sites before bedtime re...

Magical Thinking: Fears of the Dark and What Lurks Under the Bed

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

Nighttime fears are common in kids Max's age. We are all familiar with a young child's fears of monsters and what lurks under the bed. I believe they most often represent a healthy way for a child to express his or her dawning awareness that the world can be a dangerous place.

Want Your Preschooler To Succeed? Make Sure He Gets A Nap

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

If you want your preschooler to get a leg up on school, the best thing you can do may be to make sure he gets a nap after lunch.

5 Essential Baby Sleep Tips

GalTime | Posted 09.19.2013 | Parents

One of the hardest parts of parenthood for me is the lack of sleep. I am like a zombie in the middle of the night. If I'm being even more honest, more often than not, the girls cry for my husband when they wake up, because they know Mama is just going to march them back to bed.

Catherine Pearson

Why Kids' Bedtimes Matter So Much | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents

Parents have all heard, and personally experienced, how critical a good night's sleep is for their children. But new research suggests that the consis...

How Your Children Can Get Enough Sleep in the 24/7 Connected World

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why are this generation's children not getting enough sleep? Not surprisingly, technology is one culprit.

7 Things I'll Do Differently With My Next Baby | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents

I found that I enjoy motherhood as much as I always hoped/wanted to, and that many parts of it came naturally. Other parts were more of a struggle, but every moment of difficulty and strife was more than worth it and more than made up for in love and snuggles and happiness.

What Your Children Can Teach You About Sleep This Mother's Day

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Bear in mind that during pregnancy you are actually sleeping for two. Whenever possible, sleep when your infant sleeps. Many women look at their baby's sleep time as an opportunity to catch up on their list of essential chores, tasks, and activities. Keep sleep at the top of this list.

How Can I Get My Daughter to Sleep in Her Bed Instead of Mine?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There's nothing quite as refreshing as a great night's sleep to help us recover from our day and restore our energy. When children have trouble sleeping, it impacts not only their sleep (and mood), but their weary parents'.

5 Steps To A New Bedtime Routine

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Oexman

Sleep Awareness Week (March 3-10) should serve as a "wakeup call" for America, giving us the opportunity to get ourselves and our children back on track to better sleep, health and learning. Here are five tips to get started.

Study Finds Kids Are Getting The Recommended Amount Of Sleep

Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents

By Kerry Grens (Reuters Health) - Children in the U.S. appear to be getting as much shut-eye as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...

4 Back-to-School Brain Boosters

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

Sleep is essential for students to achieve their academic potential. Not only does a good night sleep prepare us for an active day of learning, it is during sleep that memories are reinforced and learning is consolidated.

How To Help The Whole Family Get A Good Night's Sleep

Dennis Rosen M.D. | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Rosen M.D.

I was really pleased to read this study. Its findings confirm what I have repeatedly seen in my own practice (and family): kids are very adaptable, especially when it comes to how and where (and with whom) they fall and stay asleep.

Putting My Kids To Bed: A Game Of Whack-A-Mole

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

One of the myriad problems with this parenting gig is that they save the hardest part for last. BEDTIME. Bedtime should be in the morning -- when we're fresh and kind and sweet -- and decent parenting still seems like a very real possibility.

How Much Sleep Do Teens Really Need?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's a mantra from physicians, sleep experts and other health professionals we've come to expect: Teenagers are short on sleep.