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Can My Kid Take Melatonin for Sleep?

December 6, 2021 • Our Blog • General HealthSleep
Can My Kid Take Melatonin for Sleep?

Is melatonin the answer to your nightly bedtime battles with your child? Learn the facts here first. Bedtime might just be one of the most common argument topics between a parent and a child. But sleep is not only about getting rest. Too little of it can interfere with a child’s ability to learn, which could lead to behavior issues, such as irritability and depression. Lack of sleep is also associated with physical ailments, including weight gain and high blood pressure. As such, making sure your child gets their slumber is vital for both their physical and mental well-bein

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What’s Causing My Toddler’s Teeth Grinding?

August 17, 2021 • Our Blog • General HealthSleep
What’s Causing My Toddler’s Teeth Grinding?

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

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How Does Snoring Impact Learning Problems?

August 11, 2021 • Our Blog • General HealthSleep

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

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Can Late Bedtimes Lead to Obesity in Children?

July 6, 2021 • Our Blog • General HealthSleep
Can Late Bedtimes Lead to Obesity in Children?

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

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