Archive for 'Sleep'

How Sleep Affects Education

How Sleep Affects Education

The connection between adequate sleep and good grades. Sleep and Education How many hours of sleep is your child getting?  If your answer is 8, then chances are your child isn’t getting enough sleep.  In fact, [...]

Sleep & Immune System

Sleep & Immune System

A look at how sleep can keep our children’s immune system strong. Sleep & Immune System More and more research is pointing to the fact that that sleep is a vital component in keeping disease at [...]

Nightwaking

Nightwaking

 Why do children sometimes wake in the middle of the night? Night Waking Just when you thought your child was finally sleeping through the night, you’re rudely awakened, literally.  Night waking is a common complaint among [...]

Bedtime Routines

Bedtime Routines

Why parents may want to create a bedtime routine for their babies. Bedtime Routines In the first year of a child’s life babies need anywhere from 13 to 15 hours of sleep each day, including naptime. [...]

Bedtime Stories for Boys

Bedtime Stories for Boys

The value of bedtime stories for boys. Bedtime Stories for Boys There’s nothing quite as wonderful as curling up with your children and reading them a bedtime story.  Bedtime stories are entertaining and provide all sorts [...]

Bedtime Struggles

Bedtime Struggles

Getting kids to bed at a decent time. Bedtime Struggles Is your child’s bedtime getting later and later? Maybe your child wants another drink of water, another story, another cuddle and sleep time is not 10 [...]

Sleep Deprivation & Driving

Sleep Deprivation & Driving

 What you need to know about teens, driving and sleep deprivation. Sleep Deprivation Studies show that getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night can have the same hazardous effects as drinking while driving.  And [...]

Bedtime Battles

Bedtime Battles

A few tips on dealing with those bedtime battles. Bedtime Battles Many kids hate the idea of separating from mom and dad at the end of the day, leading to bedtime battles.  While it’s the job [...]

Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark

Helping children overcome their fear of the dark. Fear of the Dark Does your child dread going to bed because of a fear of the dark?  It’s not uncommon for children to feel this way. In [...]

Helping a Child with Nightmares and Night Terrors

Helping a Child with Nightmares and Night Terrors

Is your child having frequent nightmares? It may have more to do with where your child is at developmentally than anything else. Sleep researchers have discovered that children dream far more than adults. For example, studies [...]