Whether it’s seeping underneath the door crack at bedtime or casting shadows across the uneaten tuna casserole at dinner time, the glow of an electronic screen seems to be everywhere in the lives of our children. In this Children’s Channel video, Geoffrey Putt, PsyD, director of outpatient therapy services at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the physical […]
Many adults think of Sunday’s time change as a chance to sleep in or get an extra hour of chores done on Sunday, but the new sleep schedule can be a nuisance that lasts for several days for parents of young children. The internal clock in babies, toddlers and small children doesn’t reset as easily […]
or many kids, summer break means staying up late and sleeping in, whether they’re having sleepovers with friends, camping out or just enjoying warm summer nights.
With a new school year just around the corner, it will soon be time to get back into the routine of going to bed and getting up early.
There’s growing recognition of the correlation between sleep deprivation and weight gain. National talk shows, magazines and doctors are addressing the benefits of sleep in the mounting fight against childhood obesity. Considering all of the recent media attention, it’s important to understand the context behind the conversation. Emerging research has determined a link to hormonal […]
An estimated 75 percent of children younger than 12 consume caffeine on a daily basis, and the more caffeine kids consume, the more likely they have sleep problems, according to a recent study.* While the study stops short of stating that caffeine causes sleep problems, pediatric pulmonologist Greg Omlor, director of the Akron Children’s Hospital Sleep Center, […]