Children have specific sleep needs that are a part of healthy body and brain development. While many mysteries persist around the science of sleep, one thing is clearly evident – sleep is an important part of the growth process for all children – from babies to teens.
Newborn infants spend the majority of the night and day sleeping. It is presumed that much brain development occurs during this period. Interestingly, a large percentage of their sleep is spent in REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement Sleep).
There is a popular story that has circulated for hundreds, if not thousands, of years – the story of the new parent with young child who refuse to fall asleep at the desired time. In this section, there are several articles on simple tips and tricks that you can use to make this process flow more easily.
Learn the simple tips that every new parent should know about getting your baby to sleep – and staying asleep. Read about the tactics that you can use to thwart your child’s opposition to going to bed at the desired time. Learn more about why sleep is so important for all children.
The topics also include techniques that you can use to help your baby or older child to sleep well while traveling on vacation. When summer is about to end, learn what you can do to prepare your child for getting back to a realistic sleep schedule for school.
Of course, no conversation about sleep and children would be complete without discussing the amount of sleep that each age of child needs to be healthy.
Information on Sleep and Children – Babies to Teens
- ADHD Children Sleep Less and More Poorly
- 11 Sleep Tips for Traveling with Children
- Adolescents with Sleep Disturbance: Causes and Diagnosis
- Back To School Sleep Tips
- To Sleep Train or Not To Sleep Train, That is the (Ongoing) Question
- Bedwetting Solutions
- Night Terrors? Sleep Walking? Don’t Lose Sleep When Your Child Has These Common Sleep Complaints!
- 10 reasons to make your family’s sleep a priority
- Childhood Sleep and School Success
- Night Terrors, Sleep Terrors: Screaming During the Night
- Nightmares – What are they and how do you treat them
- Sleep Deprivation and Teens
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