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Here's How To Get Your Little Ones Excited For Bedtime During The Holidays

Doyin Richards | Posted 12.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Doyin Richards

The one thing that all parents of young children have in common? We cherish our sleep. That’s not surprising since we don’t get very much of it. W...

Sleep Deprivation Shouldn't Be Considered 'The Norm' For Parents

Katie Letourneau | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Letourneau

As trite as it sounds, sleep deprivation is no laughing matter and can have a serious impact on yours and your child's well-being. Taking steps to ensure that your child gets enough sleep will also work in your favor in your quest in taking care of yourself as you take care of your family.

5 Ways Parents Can End The Dreaded Early Wake Ups

Katie Letourneau | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Letourneau

The dreaded early wake ups - the mornings where your sweet-faced, vivacious little one wake up at 4:30 or 5:00 AM happily chirping away or start holle...

Want Your Most Restful Night’s Sleep Yet? Treat Yourself Like A Kid

Brittany Nims | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Every new parent finds tricks to make his or her baby fall asleep, from swaddling and shushing to driving around in the car. But when it comes to gett...

This Is Exactly How You Should Adjust Your Sleep Schedule If You Know It Will Be Changing

Brittany Nims | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Eager school-bound children aren’t the only ones who may need to reset their sleep schedules throughout the year. Many of us take advantage of summe...

Parents Seriously Misjudge How Much Sleep Their Kids Need

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living

Reuters Health - Many parents have only a poor understanding of how much sleep their children need, a New Zealand study found. One in four parents tho...

Effective Strategies for You and Your Kids to Get the Sleep You Need Now!

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Prueher

Once you have established a sleep schedule, stick with it -- even on the weekends. You'll have the most restorative sleep when sleep is predictable. Getting enough quality sleep is critical to your health. Establish good sleeping habits for your entire family with these strategies, and you'll have more energy, be more alert and productive, and lead healthier and happier lives.

What Every Parent Should Know About Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

American kids are winning; unfortunately, what we're taking first place in is sleep deprivation.

Using Melatonin to Help Children Fall Asleep

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

However inconvenient, I think sleep hygiene (routine bed time, no screens before bed, bed used only for sleeping) and consistency with what we do as parents may be the only magic wand to wave for sleep throughout childhood.

Too Much Or Too Little Sleep Can Lead To Weight Gain And Disease

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Prueher

The right amount of quality sleep is critical to your health. Establish good sleeping habits and not only will you have more energy, be more alert and more productive, you will be healthier and may even shed a few unwanted pounds.

These Are The Crucial Lessons We've Learned About Kids And Sleep In 2015

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.20.2016 | Parents

How will the quality of your child's nighttime rest affect how she fares socially, emotionally and academically? Science says sleep plays a bigger role than we ever knew.

'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...

Toddlers' Sleep Problems Tied To Behavior Issues Later

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2015 | Parents

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - In a long-term study, toddlers who slept less than 10 hours a night or woke frequently at night te...

10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get a Good Night's Sleep

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Though the reasons for poor sleep vary, many parents worry that media and technology interfere with bedtime routines and sleep.

Fighting For Enough Sleep... In Preschool?

Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Pat F. Bass, III, M.D., MPH Napping may be something many parents of young children take for granted, but you may n...

We'll Never Be Rested: What if Parents Rewrote the Lyrics to 'Royals'?

Josh Stearns | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Josh Stearns

This goes out to parents everywhere who find themselves humming "Royals" at 3 a.m. while they rock their kids back to sleep...

Study Shows Lost Sleep May Add Weight in Kids

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What can 2.5 hours do? During the week the kids slept more they reported eating 134 fewer calories per day compared to their intake during the reduced sleep condition, and their measured weight was about half a pound less.

PHOTOS: 13 Hilariously Savvy Napping Positions

Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents

Adults tend to find the holidays stressful. Between the merry-making and card-making, the card-sending and gift-buying, the tree-decorating and elf-mo...

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.

How To Get Kids' Sleep Back On Track For School

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living

After a summer filled with camp, amusement park trips and swim lessons, switching back to that 6 a.m. morning routine is a rude awakening -- literally...

Is SpongeBob To Blame For Kids' Sleep Problems?

Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents

As any parent knows, it's hard enough to get kids to go to sleep on a good night. Add digital distraction to the nighttime mix and you may be in for a...

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.

World Sleep Day: How Much Shuteye Do Kids Really Need?

Mary A. Carskadon, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary A. Carskadon, Ph.D.

Our hope is that by understanding the scientific record and context beyond these two recent splashes in the literature, the pediatric sleep community's service to parents and health professionals can be restored.

WATCH: Harvard Professor Argues For Later School Start Times

Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living

As part of National Sleep Awareness Week, the National Sleep Foundation's annual campaign to remind people about the importance and value of sleep, Th...