Adam was an 8-year-old boy whose parents brought him in for a sleep evaluation because he had actually walked right out of his home in the middle of the night and had gone to the front door of his friend’s home three houses away. His family was very concerned that he might leave his home … Continue reading How to keep a sleepwalking child safe
Bedtime tickets are a quick and easy way to manage those "callbacks and curtain calls" that all kids like to make after the bedtime routine is over. Callbacks are those requests your children make when they call you back to their room after the bedtime routine is over for "just one more thing." They might … Continue reading Tired of “Callbacks and Curtain Calls” After Lights Out? Try Bedtime Tickets!
Sleep paralysis occurs when you are falling asleep (or waking up) and you find yourself unable to move or speak. An episode of sleep paralysis usually lasts only one or two minutes but, while it lasts, it can be quite frightening and may even result in the feeling that there is someone (or something) in the … Continue reading Sleep Paralysis: What is it, what causes it and what can I do about it?
You've done everything right at bedtime and your little cherub sleeps well all night, but…now your child is waking up at 4am every day! What to do? Try some of the options below. Improve Your Child’s Bedroom Environment Does your child’s room get bright too early? Try blinds, blackout or dark curtains, or even pieces … Continue reading What should I do if my child wakes up too early?
If you have a teenager who has a hard time getting up for school, remember that it is a good idea to encourage your teen to get up at about the same time each day, every day of the week. The weekend rise time should not be more than two hours later than the weekday … Continue reading Helping your teenager get up on time for school
If your child is older than 7 and still not quite yet dry at night, read on! Bedwetting is considered normal until at least age 5 or 6. But if your older child is still not dry at night, he or she is likely to be a very deep sleeper who may not be able … Continue reading How to treat bedwetting in a child over age 7
Insomnia refers to trouble falling asleep or trouble staying asleep. Here are three quick facts about childhood insomnia. 1.) Most children with insomnia do not need a sleep study Many parents think that a child with insomnia needs an overnight sleep study to get to the root of the problem. However, most children (unless they … Continue reading Three Quick Facts About Childhood Insomnia