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Alaska Sleep Education Center

It's Baby Safety Month: Does Your Little One Have Healthy Sleep Patterns?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 5, 2019 9:28:23 AM

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The average newborn sleeps much of the day and night, waking only for feedings every few hours. It is often hard for new parents to know how long and how often a newborn should sleep. Unfortunately, there is no set schedule at first, and many newborns have their days and nights confused.

They think they are supposed to be awake at night and sleep during the day.

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Topics: Infant, Pediatrics, OSA in children, baby

Healthy Sleep for Children

Posted by ASC Pediatric Medical Director, Dr. Harry Yuan on Aug 25, 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

7 Signs Your Child Might Have a Sleep Disorder

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 5, 2019 10:15:00 AM

It's tough for any parent to discover that their child may have a sleep disorder. After all, no mother wants to see her son or daughter tired all of the time;  and no father wants to watch his child struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep during the night. However, recent studies estimate that nearly 30% of children may have a sleep disorder at some point in their lives.

While sleep disorders can come with varying degrees of severity, the majority of them can be treated. What's important is that parents recognize the signs of sleep disorders so that they can get their child treated for the underlying causes, rather than treating the symptoms alone.

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Topics: children, Pediatrics

Wake Up to a Back-2-School Sleep Schedule

Posted by Dr. Michelle Karten, Nemours DuPont Pediatrics, PA 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

How Improving Your Sleep Can Improve Your Grades

Posted by Guest Blogger, Susan Wallace on Jul 8, 2019 10:48:00 AM

"Good long sleep is an awesome thing and the best cure for anything," an Irish proverb says. School performance is not an exception:

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Topics: school, Pediatrics

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