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Alaska Sleep Education Center

10 Facts Every Parent Needs to Know about Children’s Sleep

Posted by Guest blogger, Emma Williams on Jun 12, 2019 7:44:00 AM

Without sleep, kids become cranky – and that’s no fun for anyone. Bad moods are just the tip of the iceberg, though. These facts about children’s sleep aren’t only interesting – they’re also meant to help you understand how kids sleep and make it easier for you to ensure that they get enough shut-eye to keep them healthy and happy.

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Topics: Pediatrics, baby, sleep debt

Pediatric Sleep Studies: Prepare Yourself and Your Child

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 19, 2019 1:50:00 PM

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What to Expect from Your Child's Sleep Study

We utilize the same tests used to diagnose and rule out sleep disorders in adults for children. However, because children are more likely to displace sensors during the night, we prefer to use attended studies rather than home monitoring.

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Topics: sleep assessment, sleep and children, Pediatrics

Sleep Disorders:Causes of Bed-Wetting

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Apr 13, 2019 7:00:00 PM

If you are concerned about your child's bed-wetting, or if other symptoms accompany the problem, inform your child's pediatrician. He or she will ask about your child's symptoms and about other factors that may contribute to bed-wetting.

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Topics: bedwetting, Pediatrics

Your Baby, Colic and Sleep: Sounds Like a Recipe for Disaster

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Apr 8, 2019 4:00:00 PM

As new or repeat parents, you already are taking a lot on with a new life: feeding, sleeping, pooping, and napping are the essentials. But a lot of times, parents believe if they are unable to achieve perfection they have failed their children.

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Topics: Pediatrics, baby, colic

Night Terrors Vs Nightmares: How to Deal with Your Terrified Child

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Mar 31, 2019 1:00:00 PM

When it comes to parenting, there are few things as terrifying and heartbreaking as witnessing your child wake up screaming in fear in the middle of the night. What often makes things worse is that many parents are unsure of how they can help coax their child during this time. This uncertainty stems from being unaware of the difference between nightmares and night terrors as the two types of abrupt awakenings should be managed differently.

Here we hope to help dispel the confusion between the differences of night terrors vs nightmares and what you can do for your child in either event.

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Topics: night terrors, nightmares, Pediatrics

Moving Your Child to a Big Bed

Posted by Sally Norton on Mar 26, 2019 5:15:15 PM

Moving your child to his own bed is no easy business. I think you may have realized this at this point, otherwise you wouldn't be here. This is one of those tasks that we easily underestimate, and by the time we realize the problem of moving your child to his own bed, it becomes too late.

Regardless of whether you discovered this too late or not, we are here to discuss the best way of moving your child to his own bed.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, children, sleep and children, Pediatrics, sleep hygiene

Healthy Sleep in Children

Posted by Alaska Sleep Clinic's Pediatric Medical Director Harry Yuan, D.O., MPH, FCCP, FAASM on Mar 19, 2019 9:00:00 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.

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Topics: Pediatrics

Healthy Sleep in Children: Excerpt from AK Parent Magazine

Posted by ASC Pediatric Medical Director, Dr. Harry Yuan on Mar 13, 2019 9:39:24 AM

 

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Topics: Pediatrics

7 Tips and Tricks for Getting Kids to Sleep at Night

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 24, 2019 2:11:00 PM

When it comes to children and sleep, one of the most frequent concerns from parents is how to get them to bed on time every night. Nearly every parent has had to deal with the difficulty of putting a child to bed at some point, and for a lot of parents, bedtime is a recurring nightmare. It seems strange that kids require much more sleep than adults do, yet many resist going to sleep with every fiber in their body. This can cause a strain on both parents and children and lead to poor sleep for everybody in the household.

So how do you get your kids to go to sleep at night? And more importantly how do you get them to go to sleep at night regularly? Here we give you 7 tips on getting your kids to bed on time everynight:

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Topics: children, Sleep Tips, sleep and children, Pediatrics

Treating OSA in Kids Improves Behavior and Quality of Life.

Posted by Guest blogger: Denise Mann, Web MD on Oct 11, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Kids with obstructive sleep apnea are often tired by day, have trouble paying attention, and have other behavioral problems all because they are not getting enough quality sleep at night. A new study may help turn that around -- without surgery.

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Topics: Pediatrics, OSA in children, life with sleep apnea, OSA

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