Alaska Sleep Education Center

What Is Sleep and Why Does Your Kid Need It?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 22, 2020 5:07:00 AM

Sleep is more important than you may think. Can you think of a time when you didn't get enough sleep? That heavy, groggy feeling is awful and, when you feel that way, you're not at your best. So if you're not too tired, let's talk about sleep.

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Topics: Pediatrics, kids, sleep habits, sleep hygiene

Healthy Sleep for Children

Posted by ASC Pediatric Medical Director, Dr. Harry Yuan on Dec 17, 2019 11:19:00 AM

It is common knowledge that adequate, good-quality sleep is important in the development of children and translates to better quality of life for children of all ages. Yet, childhood insomnia is the most common sleep complaint from parents. Although certain sleep disorders may cause insomnia, the difficulty in initiating or maintaining sleep may be due to poor sleep habits or sub-optimal sleep environment.

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Topics: Pediatrics, kids, parents

Don't Let a Weeknight Halloween Throw Off Your Sleep Routine

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 29, 2019 3:00:00 PM

Every parent dreads it – too much candy, too much excitement and too little sleep- that’s Halloween! Many families find that one late night can cause their children to become overtired, leading to more night waking and early rising after the excitement of the big day has ended.

It is possible to have both a fun and well-rested Halloween! To make sure that both you and your child enjoy the holiday, here are a few tips:

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Topics: kids, losing sleep, sugar

Will Halloween Treats Wreck My Sleep – and My Kid’s Sleep?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 25, 2019 8:00:00 PM

Trick or treat, who wants to sleep? Mom and Dad do!

Halloween is almost here and the stores are loaded with sugary goodness – Snickers, Butterfingers, Reese’s – mmmm. While the little ghouls and goblins are prowling from door-to-door, what do you do? Dip into the pot and enjoy a few Milky Ways or Starbursts. With all that walking, you have to keep your blood sugar up, right?

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Topics: kids, holiday, candy

Wake Up to a Back-2-School Sleep Schedule

Posted by Dr. Michelle Karten on Aug 3, 2019 10:04:40 AM

It may be hard for kids everywhere to think about, but there aren’t many lazy days of summer vacation left. No doubt, with all the summer activities and getaways, your kids’ sleep schedules may have gone a bit haywire. But there’s still time to help get them on a back-to-school sleep schedule and practice some healthy sleep habits if you start, well, now.

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Topics: school, Pediatrics, kids, sleep schedules

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