Healthy kids: ​​​​​​​Does your teen get enough sleep? Or too much?

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues

My teenager sleeps a lot. Should I be worried? Teenagers should get nine to 10 hours of sleep per night but, unfortunately, most do not. Demands of homework, work, family and friends often result in late nights. Sleep deprivation can ...

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Sleep and the Relationship Between Pediatric Pain and Traumatic Stress

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

Poor sleep quality partially mediates relationships between post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) and severity of chronic pain in pediatric patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain....

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Don’t be scared: Know the difference between a nightmare and a night terror

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

What’s the difference between a nightmare and a night terror? If you, as a parent, are awakened by your child’s screams in the night, either one can be a jarring experience. But according to Dr. Kevin Kaplan, an assistant professor of ...

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Fall is prime time for children's illnesses

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep Apnea

As autumn ushers in colorful leaves and crisper temperatures, it’s also the time of year when certain illnesses begin to peak — especially in children....

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Safe Sleep Awareness

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month and the U.S. continues to have a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World ...

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FDA warns against sleep positioners

October 03, 2017 Amanda Cuda of CTPost

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues

Getting babies to sleep is a seemingly endless struggle that nearly all parents face. So it’s not surprising that parents might turn to devices for help. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions strongly against sleep ...

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Legislature muffs a chance to improve the lives of our children

September 28, 2017 Dan Walters of the Fresno Bee

Children, Invest In Your Child, Pediatric Sleep Issues

California legislators had a rare opportunity this year to make a significant improvement in the lives of millions of children at little or no cost – and they muffed it....

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Changes in Metabolic Biomarkers in Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Sleep Apnea

Effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have a positive impact on lipid profiles and insulin resistance in children with obesity, according to a study published in Sleep Medicine....

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4 ways to help your child get enough sleep

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

Children need sleep, plain and simple. We all do. Without enough sleep, we get cranky and, with time, unhealthy. But for children, it’s especially important because the effects of sleep deprivation can lead to lifelong problems....

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Too little sleep tied to weight gain in kids

September 26, 2017 Lisa Rapaport of Reuters

Children, Pediatric Sleep Issues

Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to become overweight or obese than kids who typically get enough rest, a Danish study suggests....

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