iOS app Android app

Sleep and Children

The Most Powerful Weapon In The Fight Against Childhood Obesity?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all want our kids to learn healthy eating habits, to be active and to grow and live comfortably at a healthy weight. Yet for too many children, excess weight is a very real health concern. Too much junk food and too little physical activity are frequently-cited culprits in the problem. But what about sleep?

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2013, Part 2

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As we bring 2013 to a close, we're taking a look back at the sleep stories that made news this year. With so many fascinating developments in sleep science, it was hard to narrow it down, but here are the most challenging, eye-opening, important sleep stories from the second half of 2013.

The Case For Napping At School

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

New research shows that a midday nap may play a crucial role in enhancing memory and boosting learning capabilities in preschool-age children.

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.

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.

Back-to-School Sleep Tips For The Whole Family

Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D.

It's important to assess whether or not your child is getting enough sleep. Here are some tips on identifying whether or not your child is sleep-deprived and what you can do to help them get the sleep they need.