For new parents (or even parents who have a few children under their belts), the awareness of certain conditions like SIDS can lead to worry and sleepless nights. You check on the baby frequently, you watch for breath sounds, and when you finally try to fall asleep, you may even have a heavy feeling of anxiety in your chest.
An extra 27 minutes in bed can make a lot of difference in children’s behavior at school. This is the finding of a study conducted by researchers from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, reported in the journal Pediatrics.
Sleep is a rather valuable commodity for new parents and it seems that you can never quite get enough. But oddly enough, it seems that mothers who suffer from anxiety, the lack of sleep may be partially the result of their own doing.
Does your baby have sleeping problems? Have you been told that the problem will fade over time? This may not be true, according to a recent study conducted by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio.
Over the last several years, we have become an on-the-go world. Little down time exists in most families and sleep is a rare commodity – even for children. As adults, we know how a lack of sleep affects our concentration, mood and cognitive abilities but how does lack of sleep affect children?
A study published in the journal Sleep finds that infants who sleep more grow taller. The researchers also found that the affect of longer sleep bursts were immediate with the body recording growth bursts within 48 hours.
According to new research, getting a good night sleep could help toddlers with their impulse control during the day. Losing sleep may trigger them to also lose control when they are awake each day.
One of the common myths about breastfeeding is that mothers will lose more sleep than if they choose to formula feed. A new study, however, found that this is not true at all. Breastfeeding does not take away sleep from mothers who choose to do so.
For many new parents, the sleep debate is one of the biggest issues. Many experts agree on different ages for infants to begin sleeping through the night. Some within the first few months, others not until closer to a year. A new study puts the age at 4 months, and says it is critical to do so.
September is Baby Safety Month, and this year the B’More for Healthy Babies project in Baltimore is warning parents that the safest place for a baby is in a crib. The project is using real mothers to help drive home their warning.
For years developing a bedtime routine was thought of as the cure all for reducing sleep disruptions and improving sleep quality for infants. Parents would go to great lengths in order to keep their child on a stringent bedtime routine.
According to a new sleep study, preschoolers that have regular bedtimes and get at least 11 hours of sleep each day score better on developmental tests. Sleep may be what growing minds need the most.