Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
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.