School Daze: Getting Kids Sleep Habits Back on Track (CBS News) offers suggestions for getting children back into a normal sleep routine after the lazy days of summer. Staying up late and sleeping until noon, no longer works when you have to get up for school.
Make sure that your children get enough sleep – at least eight hours. Talk to them about the importance of sleep on their overall health and their performance in school, both academically and on the athletic field.
If you suspect more serious sleep issues make sure to contact your pediatrician. Here are some blogs that I recently wrote that look more closely at sleep disorders and how to treat them.
- NEW STUDY SAYS LET THEM SLEEP
- WHEN ARE SLEEP MEDICATIONS NECESSARY FOR CHILDREN?
- OTHER SLEEP DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND TEENS – NIGHT TERROR DISORDER
- SLEEP DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND TEENS – SLEEPWALKING
- OTHER SLEEP DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND TEENS — NIGHTMARES
Email me if you have further questions. I hope this is a safe and happy school year for all of you and your children.
Information contained in this blog is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical or psychiatric advice for individual conditions or treatment and does not substitute for a medical or psychiatric examination. A psychiatrist must make a determination about any treatment or prescription. Dr. Paul does not assume any responsibility or risk for the use of any information contained within this blog.