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Nap time isn't one-size-fits-all
Reuters Health reports that a team of Australian researchers reviewed 26 previously published studies on how naps impact sleep at night, as well as learning and behavior during the day. It may come as no surprise to parents that researchers found little consensus beyond the fact that after age two, kids who nap may not sleep as much at night. Boston Children's Judith Owens, MD, provides her insight.
6 Ways Your Bedroom May Be Sabotaging Your Sleep
Boston Children’s Dennis Rosen, MD (at right), writes an article for Psychology Today about how to make a bedroom most conducive for sleep. Read more here.
New book helps parents tackle their kids’ sleep problems
Twenty to thirty percent of children of all ages suffer from some form of sleep disturbance. In Successful Sleep Strategies for Kids, pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist Dennis Rosen, MD discusses the latest discoveries science has made in the field of sleep. Dr Rosen’s book is for sale through Amazon.com.
Infants, schedules and that so-called slippery road
Boston.com’s “Child Caring” blog answers a reader’s question about getting her baby on a consistent sleep and napping schedule. Boston Children’s Dennis Rosen, MD, provides insight. Read more here.
Extra sleep may improve kids' conduct
Reuters reports that letting kids sleep a little longer may help improve their behavior and make them less restless in school, according to a new study. Boston Children’s Umakanth Khatwa, MD, notes that it surprising was how little sleep extension could affect functioning on a day-to-day basis. Read the article.
No, you won’t cause your child irreparable harm by teaching him better sleep habits
Huffington Post reports on better sleeping habits for children. Boston Children’s Dennis Rosen, MD, shares insight on the topic. Read the article here.
Overcoming sleep disorders in children
The Boston Globe (subscription required) cover story in the “G” section features sleep apnea, a condition treated more frequently at Boston Children's and other pediatric sleep centers because of increased screening by pediatricians, who ask about snoring and obesity at well visits. Boston Children’s Umakanth Khatwa, MD, MD, and Eliot Katz, MD, explain sleep apnea in kids. Read more here.
How much sleep do kids really need?
The Boston Globe (subscription required) reports that while a small percentage of children have disrupted sleep due to sleep apnea, a far greater percentage are exhausted, irritable and distracted throughout the day due to poor sleep hygiene. Boston Children’s, Dennis Rosen, MD, blames the digital age of midnight texts, e-mails and sports alerts. Read more here.
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