Sleep Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • 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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  • Head Banging

    Head Banging: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Head rolling, Body rocking Introduction to head banging: When children develop a habit of head banging, their parents are often concerned. They express fear that this habit might hurt their child, perhaps even causing brain damage. The unspoken fear is that their child might have autism.

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  • Enuresis

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

    Related concepts: Bed-wetting, Primary nocturnal enuresis, PNE Introduction to enuresis: Most children learn how to stay dry during the day before they’re able to stay dry at night. Millions of kids wet the bed long after they feel that they should be dry. Sadly, most of these children feel that they still wet the bed […]

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  • Ear Infection

    Ear Infection: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Acute otitis media, otitis media, AOM Introduction to ear infection: Many parents are familiar with being awoken by a crying baby with an ear infection. Ear infections are the most common reason that children take an extra trip to the doctor, take antibiotics, or even have surgery. What is an ear infection? Ear […]

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  • Depression

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

    Related concepts: Major Depression, Mood Disorders, Dysthymic Disorder, Childhood Depression, Infant Depression. Introduction to depression: United States Surgeon General David Satcher released a report in January 2001 describing a mental health crisis in children. Mental illness severe enough to hinder kids from learning or developing appropriately is quite common — but fewer than one in […]

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

    Introduction to cough: Your home calms at night, the children are tucked into bed – but then loud coughing replaces the silence. It’s impressive that a body so small can cough so loud. What is a cough? Coughing is an important part of the body’s defense system. It forcefully propels unwanted invaders up and out […]

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

    Introduction to colic: It usually strikes toward the end of a long day, when your baby is just about at the age when your sleep deprivation has really begun to set in. Your baby stops being the quiet, peaceful, miracle baby and begins screaming every evening. It is no wonder that parents become frustrated, discouraged, […]

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    Cold Sores: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Fever Blisters, Herpes Labialis, Secondary Herpes Introduction to cold sores: Kids often feel the tingling before you can see the sore. If your child has a cold sore, he is likely to have them again and again before he grows up. You will want to learn what to expect and what to do. […]

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  • Sleep. It Does a Body Good!

    Sleep. It Does a Body Good!

    It was a delight attending the October 2002 meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Boston. A special session there highlighted the partnership between the AAP and the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.

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