Read up on moms’ and dads’ sleep right after they have a little one.
Read a review of information about evidence-based treatments for bedtime problems and night wakings in young children.
Although there were clear indicators in a pilot study that providing families with guidance related to sleep improved sleep for mothers and babies in the first six weeks of life, there were no improvements in sleep associated with this intervention when the research was expanded. Despite appreciating the nurse-delivered information and follow-ups, families did not seem to sleep better than other families who did not get those follow-ups.
Prevalence of habitual snoring shows racial differences among countries across Asia Pacific, based on a study of over 23,000 infants.
Read a review about the developmental context of sleep as it relates to self-regulation and executive functioning in childhood.
Keith D. Allen
A set of behavioral strategies to reduce chronic sleep problems in five children with Angelman Syndrome was evaluated. Parents were highly satisfied with the treatment and improvements in disruptive bedtime behaviors as well as falling asleep were noted.
Parents and caregivers should be asked about their children’s sleep at every routine physical examination. Educating families about the importance of sleep is an important intervention that can be delivered in a pediatric primary care setting.
See Dr. Reid talk about strategies to help your preschooler get to sleep and stay asleep more easily.
Read a case study and treatment options for bedtime problems and night wakings.