A recent study out of New Zealand suggests that educating parents about sleep prior to the birth of their child, and supporting sleep training during early childhood, can reduce the risk of obesity in childhood. This adds to the literature relating sleep and childhood obesity. Although this is music to my ears, do these results […]
Early morning awakenings are really challenging for tired parents of small children. Here are some strategies for dealing with them.
Whenever I see a patient with snoring and school difficulties, I get excited. Why? Because I know that if I can diagnosis obstructive sleep apnea or another sleep disorder and treat it, I can make that child’s life better by improving their school performance, mood, and energy level. Many of these children have actually been […]
There have been some great articles in the past few weeks worth reading on sleep medicine in children. Sleep Guidance for Kids and Teens Is Based on Sound Science Mary Carskadon, Ph.D, and Judy Owens, MD, are two of the leaders in the field of pediatric sleep medicine. In this article from the Huffington Post, […]