What are Sleep Problems?

Sleep is important at all ages. Sleep problems are common among many children and teens and can affect their focus while at school, work or home.

For children and teens with a mental health disorder, sleep is especially important, as they may be more sensitive than the typical child or teen.

Why a Good Nights Sleep is Important

Why a Good Night's Sleep is Important

Getting a good night's rest can be a struggle for all of us. Here, we'll offer tips and tricks to make sure everyone in your house is getting the rest they need.

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Insufficient Sleep Can Be Deadly

One of the main purposes of sleep is that it is restorative for both the brain and the body. Adolescents actually need more sleep than adults but often get less. Even with more than nine hours of sleep a night, many adolescents still feel tired the next day.

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PediaByte 154: Teenage Sleep Problems

Listen to Dr. Mike and Dr. Mark Splaingard discuss reasons why some teenagers have trouble sleeping.

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PediaByte 1: Sleep-Related Breathing and Behavioral Problems

Listen to Dr. Mike explore the different types of sleep disturbances in children.

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Healthy Sleep Habits for Infants and Toddlers

Sleep is important at all ages. Sleep problems are common among infants and toddlers, affecting both the child and the parents. What to Do How much sleep a child needs each day depends on age. Newborns sleep about 16 to 20 hours and are awake about 1 to 2 hours between periods of sleep.

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Healthy Sleep Habits for Older Children and Teens

Sleep is important at all ages. Sleep problems are common among many children and teens and can affect their focus while at school, work or home. Almost one-fourth of all children have some type of sleep problem. The problem can be caused by poor sleep habits or a medical condition.