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Is Sleep Apnea keeping your child from sleeping?

A lot of advice you’ll see regarding sleep is about routine, behavior and consistency. While that’s all extremely important, it is equally important to rule out any underlying medical issues that may be stopping your child from sleeping. Most of us know that things like teething, ear infections and asthma can make it hard for a baby or older child to fall asleep and stay asleep but fewer parents know just how big a problem sleep apnea can be. OSA stands for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, due to a blockage in the airway. A child or adult with sleep apnea is not going to be sleeping well. Unable to breathe as easily as he should be, a c

Way too early rising

Ever wake up to the sound of your baby cooing or the precious footsteps of your toddler skipping to your room only to look at the clock and see that it’s 5 am? Yeah, we’ve all been there. While your days of sleeping in until ten might be over, the day shouldn’t start before 6. 6 am, while on the early side, can be a normal wake up time for a child, provided they wake feeling good and aren’t falling apart an hour later. Early rising can be a stubborn problem and the answer is to be extremely consistent in not letting the day start until 6 am at the very earliest. There are 5 common causes of early rising: 1) Bedtime is too late. Many parents think that a later bedtime means a later wake up ti

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