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    Two Practical Tips to Help You (and Your Baby) Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

    It’s shocking how little sleep most people get. It’s the trend in today’s busy, electronic, always-on culture. It’s almost a badge of honor. But it’s not healthy for anyone. For many parents, especially new parents the night-after-night routine of 2 a.m. (and 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.) wakings goes from “missing a little sleep” to […]

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  • Dr. Alan Greene explains how to solve night terrors in children

    Solving night terrors lickety-split

    We’ve come upon a great solution for night terrors in my house (OK, my wife actually came up with it :) that worked with our son and thousands of others. If you’ve ever run in to this with your child, you’ve probably noticed that your kids are stuck in a state of unfamiliarity, making it […]

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  • Dr. Alan Greene discusses teaching your child to sleep alone

    The “Free Pass”: Getting your child to sleep in their own room

    At 3am a triangle of light slices the darkness in two, and a child’s tired, raspy voice whispers “Mom? Moooooom?” It’s now that you realize, this will not be the night of restful sleep you’ve been fantasizing about since your water broke. Many parents find it tough to send their kids back to their own […]

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  • Dr. Greene discusses how to solve your toddler's sleep problems

    Why toddlers have sleep issues, and how to solve them

    As your baby becomes a toddler, chances are they will give you some sleepless nights. In this week’s post I’ve got your solution. But first a little fun fact. Strange but true: whether or not your toddler awakens you, each night you’re almost certainly waking up about every hour or so – nearly everybody does. […]

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  • Brace yourself …. Another evening of “Battling the Bedtime!”

    Brace yourself …. Another evening of “Battling the Bedtime!”

    Countless homes in America face this every evening with their children.  How often have heard the frustrated cry of parents everywhere?  “My children just hate going to bed”  “It’s a battle every night and we are exhausted!”Have a conversation with your child as to why they don’t like bedtime.  

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  • How Much Sleep is Needed?

    How Much Sleep is Needed?

    I’m asked almost everyday by some concerned parent whether their child is sleeping enough or too much. That’s not a simple answer and varies from child to child and even from day to day.

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  • Night Mares

    Nightmares: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Bad Dreams Introduction to nightmares: Mommy, I had a bad dream… What are nightmares? Nightmares are unpleasant dreams that awaken a dreamer from sleep. We’ve learned much about nightmares from traumatic events, which are known to cause a predictable pattern of nightmares: first dreams that relive the event, then dreams that relive the […]

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  • Night Terrors

    Night Terrors: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Confusional arousal; Partial arousal state; Sleep terrors Introduction to night terrors: Your little angel wakes up screaming in the middle of the night, calling for his mommy – but his mommy is right there, unrecognized. You try to comfort him, but he shrieks even louder, eyes bulging. He might be having a night […]

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  • When Children Can't Sleep

    When Children Can’t Sleep

    My son is almost three and he’s always been a poor sleeper. He goes to sleep (for naps and at night) just fine, but he often wakes in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep. It…

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  • Thumb Sucking

    Thumb Sucking

    Dr. Greene, I have a 3 year old that has never sucked her thumb until about 6 months ago. Now she does it mostly when she is tired. I have seen 6 & 7 year olds sucking their thumb…

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