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Sleep Problems in Teens
Does your teen have trouble falling asleep at night? Is he or she sleepy during the day? Find out if it's just a normal part of adolescence, or if something else is to blame.
A night terror is a sleep disruption that seems similar to a nightmare, but it's far more dramatic. Night terrors can be alarming, but aren't usually cause for concern or a sign of a medical issue.
Nightmares aren't totally preventable, but parents can help kids feel better when they have one and ease their transition back to sleep.
Although it can be unnerving to see, sleepwalking is actually very common in kids. Here's how to keep your young sleepwalker safe.
A good nap can keep kids from becoming overtired, a state that not only takes a toll on their moods but might make it harder for them to fall asleep at night.
Sleep and Your Preschooler
Preschoolers sleep about 11 to 12 hours during each 24-hour period, and it's important to help them develop good habits for getting to sleep.
Flat Head Syndrome (Positional Plagiocephaly)
Babies can develop a flat spot on the back of their heads, usually from sleeping in the same position too long. Alternating your baby's sleep position and providing lots of "tummy time" can help.
Sleep and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old
Certain sleep problems may crop up as your child approaches the first birthday, often as he or she becomes aware of time spent away from you.
Sleep and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old
At this age, babies generally have their days and nights straightened out. Many infants even "sleep through the night," which means 5 or 6 hours at a time.
Sleep and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
By this age, your baby should have a regular sleep pattern, with a few naps a day and a stretch of about 5 or 6 hours at night.
Sleep and Newborns
Newborn babies may wake up often at night. Their internal time clocks are not yet set, and their small stomachs are often hungry for milk.
Sleep and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old
Frequent night-feedings may be a thing of the past, but in this second year of life your tot might be rising for other reasons. Learn more.
All About Sleep
Getting enough sleep can be a problem for children of any age. Read this article to learn tips on bedtime schedules and routines for your child.