It can be worrisome to hear your child grinding their teeth, but the good news is that they’ll probably grow out of it. Until then, learn more about the condition here: You may have noticed that your toddler is constantly moving their mouth while they sleep. That movement might be accompanied by the sound of grinding or clicking when the teeth rub together. These are all signs that your little one might be grinding their teeth. Teeth grinding (called bruxism) in children is actually more common than people think — it’s estimated that 2 to 3 out of every 10 children will clench or grind their
A new study finds a connection between snoring and structural changes in children’s brains. Those changes can lead to learning problems commonly associated with other disorders. Everyone knows that sleep is vital when it comes to children’s development. It’s no surprise then that parents often become worried when they hear their kids snoring — especially given that snoring is most commonly associated with older adults. While occasional snoring in children is usually of little concern, frequent or severe snoring can be a sign of disturbed breathing durin
Genetics, mental health, and socioeconomic status can affect your child’s risk for obesity. But according to a new study, later bedtimes are also linked to an increased risk of obesity. You may already know that obesity in children is linked to their genetics, mental health, socioeconomic status, stress, and home-life situations. But did you know that it has also been linked to late bedtimes? The Correlation Between Late Bedtimes and Childhood Obesity In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, later bedtimes for children were associated with an increased risk of obesit
It can be unsettling to see your child develop dark circles. Luckily, they’re usually nothing to worry abou
The number of sleep children and adolescents gets each night is continuing to decrease, and researchers believe screen time may be to blame. Sleep is incredibly important for cognitive and physical processes alike, especially for children and teens. However, research shows that school-aged children and adolescents are continuing to get fewer and fewer hours of sleep over time, even though sleep deficits negatively impact mood, learning outcomes, and overall health. While there are likely a number of factors contributing to young people’s growing sleep deficits, studies suggest that screens have a significant effect.