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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.
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.
Bed-sharing is controversial in the United States. Supporters believe that a parent's bed is just where an infant belongs. But is it safe?
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.
Bedwetting is an issue that millions of families face every night. Most of the time it's not a sign of any deeper medical or emotional issues and kids eventually grow out of it.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old. Though SIDS remains unpredictable, you can help reduce your infant's risk.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Brief pauses in breathing during sleep can be normal. But when breathing stops often or for longer periods, it can be a cause for concern.
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding or Clenching)
Gnashing and grinding teeth, called bruxism, is common in kids, and often occurs during deep sleep or while under stress.
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.