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  • Video preview: Free sleep apps for children

    Nov 22 2013...
    Children will have fun learning about sleep with two new apps from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Each app is available for free download on your iPad, Kindle Fire or Android tablet.

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  • Set a technology curfew to help your child sleep

    Oct 28 2013...
    How can sleep compete for kids’ attention in a new era of on-demand media? Making sure that children have a consistent bedtime is a good starting point. But a bedtime is not enough.

    It’s time for moms and dads to implement Bed 2.0. In addition to establishing a bedtime, parents need to develop some practical rules for media use in the home. This includes setting a technology "curfew” for media devices and cell phones prior to bedtime.

    Parents also should keep the TV and all Internet-connected devices out of a child’s bedroom. It is important for the bedroom to be a calm, quiet retreat from the day’s activities. READ MORE>>
  • Fun, free apps help children learn about sleep

    Oct 14 2013...
    Help your child become a super sleeper using two free children’s apps from the AASM. Download the fun, interactive apps for your iPad, Kindle Fire or Android tablet.

    The AASM recommends sharing the apps with children during the daytime for educational enjoyment and interaction. Special features make learning fun for kids. Each app includes pop-up facts, a coloring book, puzzle, quiz and matching game. READ MORE>>
  • Is TV part of your child’s bedtime routine?

    Jan 16 2013...
    A new study examined the “screen time” before bedtime of children and teens. This is the amount of time spent on the computer, watching TV or playing video games. READ MORE>>
  • Comparing Child Parasomnias

    Nov 11 2012...
    Parasomnias are sleep disorders that involve undesirable events and experiences. These behaviors are common in children. For the most part, they are a normal part of childhood.

    Some of these disorders are similar to one another. They share some common features. The following chart will help you distinguish one parasomnia from another.

    Although they tend to be common and harmless, parasomnias can be a severe problem for some children. You should contact an AASM accredited sleep disorders center if a sleep problem greatly disturbs your child. READ MORE>>
  • Ability to sleep while caring for infant predicts relationship satisfaction

    Jun 09 2010...
    A couple who can sleep while caring for an infant is a couple that’s more likely to last. READ MORE>>
  • Children, Media Violence & Nightmares

    Nov 01 2009...
    The AAP reports that the average young person will have viewed an estimated 200,000 acts of violence on TV by the age of 18 years. That doesn’t include exposure to violence in movies, music and video games. READ MORE>>
  • Ongoing Debate: The Best Way to Get Your Baby to Sleep

    Apr 06 2009...
    What’s the best way to get your baby to sleep through the night? Most new parents are desperate to know the answer. The AASM reports that bedtime problems and frequent night wakings occur in about 20 percent to 30 percent of young children. READ MORE>>
  • My Child Bangs His Head in Bed as He Sleeps

    Feb 01 2009...
    For a parent it is one of the most disturbing sleep disorders. You hear a strange sound coming from your young son’s bedroom at night. So you go in his room to see what’s wrong. You find your son banging his head into the pillow or mattress. He repeats this action over and over again. Or he may be sitting up, banging the back of his head against the wall or the headboard.

    The bizarre sight may send a shock of fear through your body. But what you’re seeing is common, and it is rarely harmful. Head banging during sleep is an example of sleep related rhythmic movement disorder. RMD is very common in healthy infants and children. It can occur in both boys and girls. READ MORE>>