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The Modern American Family: How Well Are They Sleeping?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The National Sleep Foundation has released its annual Sleep in America Poll. This year, the poll examines sleep in the modern American family. What are the challenges facing families in their pursuit of high-quality, plentiful sleep? What are the strategies that parents are using to help their children sleep, and how well are those strategies working?

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...

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.

Is It Growing Pains Or Restless Legs Syndrome?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

In general, restless legs syndrome (RLS) is not described as a painful condition. Rather it is often referred to as a "creepy-crawly" sensation, achiness, "unscratchable itch," "unpleasant tickle," "feeling of unrest," or "ants in the pants."

How Much Do Children Cost In Sleep?

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Every parent knows that having children means losing sleep. This begins with your pregnancy and extends through the course of your childrens' early years, and can exact a serious toll on your physical and mental health.

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.

How Much Sleep Do Students Actually Need?

Dr. David White, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David White, M.D.

Nobody wants to be set up for poor performance before the first bell even rings. However, poor sleep habits of elementary, middle and high school students may make them sluggish during the day, hinder their success at school and contribute to long-term health problems.

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...

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

Glennon Melton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Glennon 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.

Is Daytime Sleepiness The Root Of Learning And Behavior Problems In Children?

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

A recent study suggests that many cases of ADHD in children may have been misdiagnosed, and that behavior such as moodiness and hyperactivity might in fact be due to obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep disorder.

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...

WATCH: Should Children Have A Say In Their Bedtimes?

Posted 03.10.2012 | 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...

Sleep Deprivation In Children: This Generation's Cigarettes?

Jeff Deitz, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Deitz, M.D.

Except for a handful of forward-thinking school districts, the continuing resistance to starting high school later to accommodate the biological time clocks of teenagers speaks to the attitudes of the adults in charge of our children.

I'm With Stupid: Rams, Touching Rams, Reaching Out, Touching Ewes

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Dudes, I seriously just almost got into a fight with a herd of bighorn sheep. Seriously. It was freaking awesome.

Many Pediatricians Overlook Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.27.2011 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For children, the consequences of undiagnosed sleep problems can be serious. Complications to their mental and physical health that arise from poor sleep can start early and last well into adulthood.

Extra Sleep On Weekends Cuts Kids' Risk Of Obesity

WebMD | Salynn Boyles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Children who get too little sleep and have irregular school-day sleep schedules are more likely to be obese, especially if they don't make up for lost...