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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...

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 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.

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...

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...

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.

Kids' Bedtime Linked With Obesity Risk: Study

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.30.2011 | Healthy Living

We already know that kids who don't get enough sleep are at a higher risk of putting on extra weight -- but a new study suggests that the time you go ...

How To Get Kids On A Back-To-School Sleep Schedule (Hint: Start Now)

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

he sooner you start this transition, the less "shock" affects you and your children will experience when it's time to wake up before sunrise again.

Back To School (And Back To Sleep)

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Here are a few tip and tricks I have used with my patients over the years to make the transition from summer to school a bit smoother.

The Young And The Rested: Why Kids Need Enough Sleep

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Unlike machines, our human bodies continuously build and renew themselves, an exceptionally quick and powerful process. Here are six ways where active rest can help kids assure their future.