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    October 10, 2013
    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, especi…

    Dr. Alan Greene discusses teaching your child to sleep alone
    August 29, 2013
    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 fan…

    Dr. Greene discusses how to solve your toddler's sleep problems
    August 7, 2013
    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 tod…

    Sleeplessness
    January 15, 2003
    Sleeplessness

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: The average amount of sleep at 3 months is 15 hours out of 24 give or take an hour or two. This may come in almost any combination of naps or nighttime. But when kids sleep less t…

    Sleep Apnea
    November 3, 2002
    Sleep Apnea: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Snoring, Obstructive sleep apnea, OSAS, Adenotonsillar hypertrophy Introduction to sleep apnea: Parents are quick to mention some things to their pediatrician: fevers, seizures, and …

    Night Mares
    November 2, 2002
    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 …

    Night Terrors
    November 2, 2002
    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 – bu…

    cry cry baby
    October 25, 2002
    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,…

    When Children Can't Sleep
    June 26, 2001
    When Children Can’t Sleep

    Dr. Greene's Answer: How exhausting! Missed sleep is tough for all of us, but yours has been long and consistent and without a failsafe solution if you just get too tired. Most young kids will return …

    Do Toddlers Need Naps
    April 13, 2001
    Naps

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Speaking generally, the total amount of sleep a child gets is more important than how they schedule that sleep. The typical 2-year-old averages about 12-13 hours of sleep over 24 …

    The Truth about Dreams, Nightmares, and Night Terrors
    July 23, 1999
    The Truth about Dreams, Nightmares, and Night Terrors

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The truth about dreams, nightmares, and night terrors will surprise you. Dreams have been described since the beginning of human history, but it was only in 1953 that Aserinsky an…

    Little girl in a bed
    July 23, 1999
    Sleep Terrors

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Within fifteen minutes of your daughter's falling asleep, she will probably enter her deepest sleep of the night. This period of slow wave sleep, or deep non-REM sleep, will typic…

    Smiling girl in a bed
    February 2, 1997
    Snoring & Sleep Apnea

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Any child who snores may not be getting adequate sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common medical condition that is now being identified in more and more children. The peak age …

    Frightened Woman in Bed
    September 25, 1996
    Stress Related Insomnia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many of you probably remember seeing footage of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. I am told that national news coverage showed three striking images over and over and over -- the h…

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    June 24, 1996
    Adolescents and Sleep

    Dr. Greene's Answer : Parents are often concerned about the sleeping habits of their adolescent children. In my office, I commonly hear either "He sleeps past noon!" or "She's up all night!" (or both)…

    Treating Sleep Terrors
    June 19, 1996
    Treating Sleep Terrors

    Dr. Greene's Answer: When most people (including the popular press and popular parenting literature) speak of sleep terrors, they are generally referring to what are called confusional arousals by mos…

    What are Night Terrors?
    June 19, 1996
    What are Night Terrors?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Within fifteen minutes of your daughter's falling asleep, she will probably enter her deepest sleep of the night. This period of slow wave sleep, or deep non-REM sleep, will typic…

    Learning To Fall Back To Sleep
    April 2, 1996
    Learning To Fall Back To Sleep

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It is so rewarding to rock our little ones to sleep. The feeling of closeness we get from holding them in our arms as they drift off is, for many parents, the pot of gold at the e…

    Sleep Patterns
    April 2, 1996
    Sleep Patterns

    Dr. Greene's Answer: For most of us, adult and child alike, there are a few reasons for occasional sleeplessness. In adults, it is most often linked to physical illness, stress, excitement, or emotion…

    When Baby Won't Go To Sleep On Her Own
    March 14, 1996
    When Baby Won’t Go To Sleep On Her Own

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Your darling daughter has worked her magic on your heart. Her smiles delight you, but oh, the despair that comes with her incessant crying. Hearing her cry, much less scream, will…