Category: Children & Sleep

Children’s Sleep

When it comes to children and their development, it is always important to ensure that they receive adequate and proper sleep. This way, they can have a good foundation for developing their mind and body properly. Children’s sleep is very important to prevent sleeping disorders children. Parents should remember that sleep is just as crucial […]

Children and CPAP

Since sleep apnea is considered to be one of the most alarming sleep disorders that a patient can be diagnosed with, various sleep aids have been developed for it. The most popular of these is the CPAP machine. This problem is common to both kids and adults, but children are the having the worse time. […]

Benefits of Bedtime Stories

Reading bedtime stories to children is more than just a way to introduce future generations to the joys of The Cat in the Hat, Goodnight Moon, and Where the Wild Things Are. Sure, the entertainment value alone of these and other children’s classics makes the effort worthwhile; but the benefits of bedtime reading extend well […]

Sleep Regression in Babies and Toddlers

It took a while, but your newborn finally started sleeping through longer stretches of the night. The four or six consecutive hours of quiet were a godsend that allowed you to catch up on your own much-needed rest and helped you regain your center on a daily basis. Maybe this parenting thing wasn’t going to […]

Encouraging Good Sleep Habits in Babies and Toddlers

For many parents of very young children, sleepless nights are an unfortunate reality of the early years. That’s because having a wakeful baby or toddler in the house requires that one parent or the other be on hand for feeding, changing diapers, or soothing the little one back to sleep. But we’re here to tell […]

Sleep Disorders and Psychiatric Disorders in Toddlers

Has your toddler or preschool aged child been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder? If so, a recent study indicates that an underlying sleep disturbance might be intensifying the problem. Researchers at Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island studied a group of children under six years old who were part of an intensive program designed to treat […]

ADHD and Sleep

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults can have a negative impact on nearly every aspect of life, from general behavior to interpersonal relationships, the ability to concentrate, motivation, organization, and school or career success. ADHD can also adversely affect sleeping habits. For example, prescription medications used to treat the disorder have been […]

Dealing with Bedroom Boycotts

All parents know they must pick their battles with toddlers. It’s far too exhausting and counterproductive—not to mention fairly impossible—to compel very young children to abide by every single rule or meet every single behavioral expectation all the time. Although consistency is important in child rearing, so is compromise. However, one of the areas where […]

Crib Bumper Hazards

Crib bumpers or bumper pads are a very popular accessory favored by many parents of newborns. Sold separately or as part of baby bedding sets, these pads are attached to the inside walls of cribs to prevent infants from getting body parts stuck between the crib’s slats. Despite the fact that crib bumpers are marketed […]

Swaddling A Baby for Sleep

Times have changed on the baby care scene. Your parents or grandparents would be shocked to know that nowadays you are never supposed to lay your baby down to sleep on his or her stomach. No, now there is tummy time, which is strictly supervised and is done for short intervals. The workout routine starts […]

Tips: How Do You Co Sleep With Your Baby?

Just as breastfeeding fell out of favor before making a big comeback, co sleeping is back on the rise. This return to our species’ roots makes sense for a lot of families and will make sleep much more enjoyable. However there are some situations where you absolutely should not co sleep with your child. First off, […]

Can Sound Machines Damage Your Baby’s Hearing?

A study that was published in Pediatrics a few months back alarmed parents by suggesting that sound machines can damage their baby’s hearing. Sound machines, which create noises ranging from white noise to the sound of crashing waves and pretty much any calming sound imaginable, have proven to be a very successful sleep aid. Sound […]

Children and Sleep: How Often Should You Nap?

Eat. Burp. Poop. Sleep. Repeat. Such is the life of the newborn. As your child ages, so does his or her sleep patterns. These changes are also apparent with the diet and hopefully, potty training starts to come together. Children still need lots of sleep, and we’re not just talking about a good nights sleep; […]

How to Help Your Child Deal with Nightmares

We have plenty of ideas on why nightmares occur, however there is no consensus on what causes them. With no real understanding of why they occur, we certainly don’t have the ability to prevent nightmares. They are simply one of those exerpiences children pass through before eventually disappearing without a trace. What we do know […]

A Step by Step Guide To Sleep Training Your Toddler

Sleep training may sound like an impossibility when you have a newborn who wakes to nurse more often than you thought humanly possible. Newborns who are breastfed typically eat 8-12 times per day so the idea of sleep training them is pure folly.  Newborns will actually sleep plenty, in many cases 95% of their time […]

Night Terrors in Children

Night terrors in children are actually quite common, with up to 45% of children experiencing an episode at some time. They are most common, though, in those aged between 3 to 7 years old and can occur from a few times a week, to once or twice a month. So what happens when your child […]

1 Simple Tip for Sleep Training a Toddler

City of Sleep Mailbag: How to Sleep Train a Toddler? I’m in a bind – wondering if you can help me out?  I live in a small 2 bedroom apartment, and have 3 kids now sleeping in the same room (ages 5, 3 and 7 months).  They all, THANK G-D, sleep through the night…well minus […]

Getting Your Baby to Sleep through the Night

Written by Batya the Baby Coach Are you having difficulty with getting your baby to sleep through the night? This is almost always due to some type of attachment or dependency on something or someone. Babies are smarter than we may think, and can form habits very quickly and easily. By complying with their requests once […]

Newborn Sleep Patterns: 7 Tips for Great Sleep

Written by Batya the Baby Coach The most important thing with newborns is establishing healthy rhythms from the beginning. This is particularly true when it comes to newborn sleep patterns. When you have a foundation set in place with their sleep, then you can build upon it with healthy patterns to ensure successful sleeping as […]

Sleep Deprivation in Infants

Written by Batya, the Baby Coach Sleep…it’s something that we all need. It is crucial for parents, babies, toddlers and well, everyone! Unfortunately many of us don’t get enough of it – our babies included. We all need sufficient amounts of sleep in order to function properly, and it is particularly important in the development […]

Bedwetting in Children: The Causes and Tips to Manage Accidents

Bedwetting in children is not uncommon, what is uncommon is for it to continue and happen nightly. When it occurs frequently, then the child need to be taken to a doctor in order to determine if there is an underlying medical problem. Things such as stress, urinary tract infections, a hormonal problem or diabetes can […]

Grunting Baby While Sleeping: Is This a Problem?

It is the normal tendency of the parents to watch their baby closely when sleeping. Thus when watching their kids closely, you may find that your baby may grunt when sleeping, rub her cheeks with hands or turn her/his head both sides. This may be normal like how grown up people make sounds when they […]

Tips for Dealing with Bedwetting

Well, it’s 6am again, and your child has woken you up to inform you that, yet again, they have wet the bed. A deep sigh and a roll out of bed brings you to changing their sheets, again, and running the laundry, again. As you hunch over your cup of coffee, you wonder what you’re […]

Teenage Insomnia May Prompt Adulthood Illnesses

Teenagers who suffer from teenage insomnia and can’t sleep regular hours could be prone to developing serious heart problems later in adulthood, according to a study by doctors in Canada. The research, which covered more than 4,000 children, showed that one out five children were sleep-deprived. Dr. Preetam Bandla, a pediatric sleep specialist with the […]

Sleep Apnea in Children Can Lead to Illness or Poor Health

Snoring is something that people don’t take too seriously even if it’s occurring in children.  But unfortunately what a lot of people don’t know is that snoring is a symptom of a deeper health issue.  They may look cute in children but it’s no laughing matter. Snoring in children can be a sign of sleep […]

Kids Exposed to Violence Prone to Sleep Problems

A new study showed that children exposed to violence, either as a witness or a victim, can suffer long-term sleep disorders. Further, it demonstrated that the adverse impact on the kids’ sleep becomes greater the more severe the violence that was experienced. The research involved forty-six children aged from eight to sixteen in Cleveland, Ohio, […]

The Dangers of Commercial Infant Sleep Positioners

Sleep aids are specially crafted to help manage sleeping disorders children and adults suffer from. However, although some of these products are available through commercial purchase, devices such as the infant sleep positioner should only be used under direct orders from a licensed pediatrician. “Using an infant sleep positioner would be at the discretion of […]

Studies Show No Harm in Allowing Babies to Cry Themselves to Sleep

Some parents refrain from using behavioral techniques for getting infants to sleep in fear of the development of children’s sleep disorders. One such method involves allowing babies to cry themselves to sleep. As controversial as this technique may seem at first – especially after considering the speculated sleep disorders tied to this method in the […]

Behavioral Issues and Sleep Disorders in Children

Sleep disorders in children include nightmares, snoring, and sleep apnea. Researchers indicated that parents and doctors need to take sleep disturbances seriously since they can result to behavioral and medical problems later on. The Delta Sleep Lab indicated that more than 2 million kids experience sleep problems and about 30 to 40% of them do […]

Home Sleep Test Device Help diagnose Sleep Disorder locally

Sleep apnea is a sleeping condition described as having irregular pauses in breathing.  Although this type of sleep disorder is commonly diagnosed in adults, children are not immune to this type of sleeping problem.  Children with sleep apnea experience low breathing while their asleep.  The pauses of breathing can vary from person to another depending […]

Food as Sleep Aid

Certain food items when included as a part of the regular diet of a person suffering for a sleep disorder can help solve the sleeping problem. This approach can serve as a natural solution to get rid of sleeplessness. And as additional good news, there are a lot of food items which can contribute in […]

Sleep Deprivation and Its Effects on Health

WebMD indicated that sleep deprivation has become a growing problem. A number of Americans reported getting an average of six hours or less sleeping time each night. The number of individuals getting the ideal eight hours sleeping time each night has also decreased. With sleep deprivation, the body loses energy. It can also lead to […]

Sleep Apnea in Children Can Lead to Illness or Poor Health

Snoring is something that people don’t take too seriously even if it’s occurring in children.  But unfortunately what a lot people don’t know is that snoring is a symptom of a deeper health issue.  They may look cute in children but it’s no laughing matter. Snoring in children can be a sign of sleep apnea.  […]

Practical Ideas for Children’s Sleeping Disorders

There‘s much value to regularly keeping a good night’s sleep, particularly for kids.  Sleep is one of the pillars supporting the growth of children.  As important as nutrition, sleep is one of the foundations for a child’s development into adolescence and, eventually, to adulthood. Every responsible parent or guardian, therefore, has to ensure that their […]

Knowing the Risks of Sleep Disorders in Children

Insomnia and other sleep disorders in children are conditions that shouldn’t be taken for granted among children, including teenagers. Experts estimate that up to 20 percent of the 50 million to 70 million Americans which have sleeping problems are kids. Moreover, this health issue does not only involve sleeplessness. There are also sleep-related issues that […]

Do You Often Sleep Late Until Late Morning Near Noon? You Might Be Suffering from a Sleep Disorder

Some people often find it hard to wake up in the morning when most people are already up. They sleep until later in the morning right before noon. If this happens every time to you, you could be suffering from a sleep disorder known as the Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder or DSPD. Many people have […]

The Symptoms and Effects of Sleep Disorders in Children

Most children do not find it difficult to get good quality sleep each night. It’s just plainly easy for them to doze off perhaps because they are not burdened by all the worries of the world. However, not all children experience uninterrupted sleep each night. There are those who suffer from a sleep disorder like […]

Sleeping Kids – First Line of Treatment for Sleep Apnea

With so many people worldwide suffering from sleep apnea, at last there is finally a way for the disorder to be treated. CPAP is the shortened version for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Today, it is considered as the first line of defense to overcome the disorder. There are many reasons for insomnia, one cause is […]

Violent Cartoons Equal Sleep Disorders

New studies revealed that children sleep is better after watching a cartoon of Big Bird than the dark adventure of Batman (aka the Dark Knight) and what type of shows kids watch can possibly cause sleeping disorders. Sesame Street’s Big Bird is much more colorful and pleasant than the gloomy and perilous character Batman. The […]

The Healthy Way to Ensure Children’s Sleep

When it comes to children and their development, it is always important to ensure that they receive adequate and proper sleep. This way, they can have a good foundation for developing their mind and body properly. Children’s sleep is very important to prevent sleeping disorders children. Parents should remember that sleep is just as crucial […]

Fears and Sleep

If a child or loved one can’t sleep they may be suffering from a sleeping disorder. Kids need more sleep than adults since they are still growing. The problem is many sleeping disorders are causing children anxiety, which causes them to be unable to sleep. There are many sleeping disorders that afflict children such as […]

CPAP Machines Possible Issues and Solutions

Since sleep apnea is considered to be one of the most alarming sleep disorders that a patient can be diagnosed with, various sleep aids have been developed for it. The most popular of these is the CPAP machine. This problem is common to both kids and adults, but children are the having the worse time. […]

Insomnia and Weight Gain among Kids

There are a growing number of overweight kids nowadays, and one of the factors being pointed on is insomnia. Suffering from insomnia symptoms such as restlessness, irritability, and being unable to sleep at night is bad enough. What parents might not know is that their children’s sleep plays a huge role in maintaining the ideal […]

Sleep Wave for Insomnia Sufferers

If your little boy can’t sleep well at night, chances are he may be suffering from insomnia or another sleeping disorder. Most people think that insomnia is more common in adults than kids, but studies show that insomnia is now one of the leading causes of why children can’t sleep as soundly as they used […]

Sleep Patterns Change with Age

Age is the most important determinant of the required amount of sleep a person needs. The volume of children’s sleep hours will depend on the stage of they are currently in. In the case of newborns, they sleep an average of 16 to 18 hours a day. As they reach the age of one, children’s […]

Sleep and Teenagers

If there is one age group with the most messed up sleeping routine—-it’s the teens. Being a teenager is a phase, and it’s associated with all sorts of upheavals, so it’s no surprise that sleep sometimes gets compromised. According to experts, teenagers need at least 9 hours of quality night sleep. The reason for this […]

DHA and Healthy Sleeping Patterns for Children

Kids are a real bundle of energy, what with them loving to be up and about. The news that parents battle bedtime issues with their children every night doesn’t come as a surprise. Regularly sleeping kids are every parent’s wish because a good night’s sleep helps children grow faster and healthier. Thus, a recent study […]

Provent Therapy for Kids Sleeping Disorders

Watching sleeping kids can be therapeutic. However, sleep disorders can take out that peace and be a cause of discomfort to both the sufferer and the observer. Luckily, sleeping disorder children can now be diagnosed effectively with the help of the latest technology. However, breakthroughs can take awhile before being known fully, the same thing […]

Choosing Childrens CPAP Masks

For sleeping kids, particularly those who sleep on their side, finding the right type of CPAP mask is essential if they are to gain the maximum benefits from using a CPAP machine. While the CPAP machine is undoubtedly one of the best treatments for sleep disorders, children’s sleep can be difficult with the standard mask […]

Herbal Sleep Remedies for Children

A sleep disorder can affect everyone, including children. As a parent it can be very disconcerting when your child doesn’t enjoy peaceful, rejuvenating and relaxing sleep. Sleeping disorders among children are a surprisingly big problem, and there are many different treatments and remedy options that can help. Natural, herbal sleep remedies for children are worth […]