Successful Sleep Strategies for Kids (Harvard Medical School Guide)

Successful Sleep Strategies for Kids (Harvard Medical School Guide)

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Does your child struggle with sleep at night, or with waking up and staying awake during the day? If so, youa€™re not alone: 20-30% of children of all ages suffer from some form of sleep disturbance. In Successful Sleep Strategies for Kids, youa€™ll read about the latest discoveries science has made in the field of sleep, and learn dozens of proven and effective ways to help your child get a better nighta€™s sleep and be more refreshed and alert during the day. These include: Avoiding exposure to common (yet surprising) things that wake your childa€™s brain up and make it harder to fall asleep How spending too much time in bed can disrupt your childa€™s sleep Training your child to fall asleep on his own (and in his own bed!) Why letting your sleep-deprived child sleep in late on the weekends can be a really bad idea Preventing sleepwalking, night terrors, and bed wetting ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dennis Rosen, MD is a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist, Associate Medical Director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children's Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rosen writes regularly for the medical press as well as for The New York Times and Boston Globe. His blog Sleeping Angels is mostly about children and their sleep, and he is writing a book about communication between patients and physicians which will be published in 2014.Instead of letting your older child nap, let him grow his sleep deficit so that his sleep pressure continues to build, leading him to tuck in at a reasonable hour. ... If your nine-month old takes three one-and-a-half hour naps during the day, hea#39;s just not going to need as much sleep at night. ... This is especially true if you notice that he does just fine without napping and puts up less of a struggle with going toanbsp;...

Title:Successful Sleep Strategies for Kids (Harvard Medical School Guide)
Author:Dennis Rosen MD
Publisher:RosettaBooks - 2012-12-17


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