Sleep Health Information
Learn more about sleep health by browsing the links below.
The average newborn sleeps much of the day and night, waking only for feedings every few hours.
Healthy Sleep Habits
The normal amount of sleep varies depending on the age of your child.
QUIZ: What Do You Know About Sleep?
Sleep is as important as the food you eat and the air you breathe. Find out more about sleep by taking this quiz.
If you know anything about your baby's sleeping pattern, it's probably that it doesn't coincide with yours. But learning more about your baby's nighttime and daytime sleep needs can help you recognize what's normal—and what's not.
Nightmares and Night Terrors
What are night terrors? How can you help your child during night terrors?
Sleep and Your Child
Without enough shut-eye, children are more likely to struggle with their school studies, do poorly on the playing field, and suffer depression, studies show.
Kids Need a Good Night's Sleep
Sleep deprivation isn't just a problem for adults. Children can struggle with it, too.
Is Your Child a Night Owl?
If you're the parent of a night owl child whose inner clock tends to keep him or her up an hour or two later than other children, there's no sense insisting on the child falling asleep at an unrealistic bedtime.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a child stops breathing during periods of sleep.