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Sleep Disorders in Children

Is your child having trouble sleeping? We all know that restful sleep is necessary to heal and repair the body. But recent health reports suggest that many children in the U.S. are chronically sleep deprived. For instance, in a National Sleep Foundation (NSF) poll, researchers found that more than two out of every three children ages 10 and under have experienced some type of sleep problem. There’s a price to pay for sleep problems in …

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Why is it important for babies to sleep ?

New parents are often taken by surprise by their newborn baby’s sleep patterns. And yet, newborns should sleep an average of 15-16 hours per day. Research shows that when babies sleep, their nervous system settles. Babies’ growth rate and sleep time are therefore related.     Sleep and the developing brain: Sleep has been shown to be important for maturation of infants’ brains and consolidation of their memories. Several studies have shown that babies with …

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