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New Sleep Guidelines for Children Announced

New Sleep Guidelines for Children Announced

There are new guidelines for children from doctors who specialize in sleep disorders, detailing how much sleep children of every age should get.

The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

We all know we need sleep, but why is it so important for children and adults to get enough sleep each night?

Get Your Baby to Fall Asleep Faster, Stay Asleep Longer

Get Your Baby to Fall Asleep Faster, Stay Asleep Longer

Johnson's three-step bedtime routine is proven to help babies fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Help Your Child Transition Through Daylight Saving Time

Help Your Child Transition Through Daylight Saving Time

A sleep expert shares how to ensure your child gets enough sleep during daylight saving time.

Get Your Kid to Go to Sleep! Join our FREE Webinar

Get Your Kid to Go to Sleep! Join our FREE Webinar

If there's one thing every parent struggles with, sooner or later, it's sleep. Lack of it, to be exact. Whether it's because you're trying to get a baby to go to sleep, keep a toddler in the crib, or keep a preschooler out of your bed, Zzzs are hard to come by. Help is on the way!

4 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Daylight Saving Time

4 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Daylight Saving Time

Certified sleep consultant Caronlina Romanyuk shares four tips to help keep your child on their sleep schedule during daylight saving time.

8 Steps to Great Sleep Habits for Babies

8 Steps to Great Sleep Habits for Babies

Setting up your baby with great sleep habits takes commitment, consistency, and confidence that you are on the right path. Follow these eight steps from a certified infant and toddler sleep consultant to help you achieve great sleep in one to two weeks.

10 Ways Good Sleep Habits Make Kids Smarter, Happier, and Healthier

10 Ways Good Sleep Habits Make Kids Smarter, Happier, and Healthier

A sleep specialist breaks down the many ways healthy sleep habits can benefit your family, including how it affects children's brain development, physical development, behavior, mood, health, and safety.

Future Applications of Brain Research for Kids With Special Needs

Future Applications of Brain Research for Kids With Special Needs

In hopes of gaining a greater understanding of how the brain works, Manhattan-based organization, the Child Mind Institute advocates more scientific research of children with learning disorders and psychiatric disabilities. The organization believes that more studies could lead to more accurate diagnosis and treatment.

National Sleep Foundation Released First International Bedroom Poll

National Sleep Foundation Released First International Bedroom Poll

The National Sleep Foundation recently released information from its 2013 International Bedroom Poll. Find out where the U.S. falls compared to other countries in terms of sleep habits and bedtime routines. The foundation also provides tips for making a good sleep environment and how to improve your sleep.

Five Sleep Myths Busted: Tips to Sleep Better

Five Sleep Myths Busted: Tips to Sleep Better

Patty Tucker, PA-C, sleep coach and consultant at the Family Sleep Institute, shares the truths behind five sleep myths, including the dangers of using sleep aids, a typical good night's sleep, and how much sleep you need.

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough Sleep

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough Sleep

Most parents wonder, "Is my child getting enough sleep?" A certified sleep consultant and mom of two offers five tips to make sure your child is getting the right amount of sleep, including signs that your child is overtired or sleep deprived.

Ask the Expert: What are Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Beginning to Sleep Train My Baby?

Ask the Expert: What are Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Beginning to Sleep Train My Baby?

Learning to fall asleep is a skill that needs to be taught to babies, and parents can do this with sleep training. Pediatric sleep consultant Brooke Nalle of Sleepy on Hudson shares guidelines parents should follow when beginning to sleep train their baby.

Ask the Expert: What are the Different Sleep-Training Methods?

Ask the Expert: What are the Different Sleep-Training Methods?

Sleeping and falling back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night are skills that babies need to learn. To help, pediatric sleep consultant Brooke Nalle of Sleepy On Hudson details the various sleep training methods and encourages parents to choose the one that fits their lifestyle the best.

Kids' Sleep-Related Breathing and Behavioral Problems Appear Linked

Kids' Sleep-Related Breathing and Behavioral Problems Appear Linked

A new study done at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University found that snoring or sleep apnea are frequently linked to behavioral sleep problems such as waking repeatedly, nightmares, refusing to go to bed, and waking after only a few hours.

Improve Your Child's Sleep Hygiene With These 4 Pillars

Improve Your Child's Sleep Hygiene With These 4 Pillars

Good sleep hygiene, or the set of guidelines and habits that promote consistently restful and sufficient sleep, is important to your child's overall health. Tom Jackson, M.D., a psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of sleep disorders, shares the four pillars to good sleep hygiene.

Dr. Harvey Karp Releases New Parenting Book About Sleep

Dr. Harvey Karp Releases New Parenting Book About Sleep

In his new book "The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years," Dr. Harvey Karp, America's most trusted pediatrician, empowers readers with new insights and simple tips to get children to fall asleep quickly, stop bad sleeping habits before they start, and stop bedtime battles.

Night Terrors: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Resources

Night Terrors: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Resources

Night terrors, also referred to as Sleep Terrors Disorder or Pavor nocturnus, is an emotional sleep disorder characterized by episodes of fear, flailing, and screaming while asleep, and is often paired with sleepwalking.

A Parents' Guide to Raising Healthy Kids

A Parents' Guide to Raising Healthy Kids

We've compiled some of our favorite health articles with the best tips for parents on how to raise healthy children.

Where to Find Professional Help for Children's Sleep Disorders in the New York Metro Area

Where to Find Professional Help for Children's Sleep Disorders in the New York Metro Area

A list of centers that provide professional help for common children's sleep disorders, such as night terrors, teeth grinding, and bed-wetting. Find professional help in NYC, Long Island, Rockland and Westchester Counties, and Fairfield County, CT.

Sleep Myth Busters: The Sleep Lady Sets the Record Straight for Parents

Sleep Myth Busters: The Sleep Lady Sets the Record Straight for Parents

Kim West, known as The Sleep Lady®, reveals the truth behind common sleep myths and offers tips for parents on how they can help their babies and children get asleep and stay asleep.

Sluggish, Anxious, Exhausted? It Might NOT Be Just the Baby...

Sluggish, Anxious, Exhausted? It Might NOT Be Just the Baby...

New moms: find out about the postpartum disorder your doctor may be overlooking.

Green and Noteworthy

Green and Noteworthy

The eco-conscious among us are looking for products with healthier and safer ingredients.

Get Your Child to Sleep

Get Your Child to Sleep

Tips for helping your children get the sleep they need.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep

How to Get Your Child to Sleep

If children are not given the opportunity to develop strategies to fall and stay asleep on their own, they may become dependent on outside stimuli to assist them. Consider these tips for helping your child get the sleep he or she needs...

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