Children - Sleep Directory
Sleep is as important to your child's health as food, drink, and safety. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about children and sleep, how much they need, tips on teaching good sleep habits, what to do when bedtime becomes a battle, and much more.
Guidelines for Your Child's Bedtime
A good bedtime routine is key to getting a good night's sleep and functioning at our best. Same goes with your children - no matter their age. WebMD gives you tips for helping yourself and your children establish a routine that works.
9 Ways to Make a Child’s Bedtime Easy
WebMD offers 9 tips for establishing a good bedtime routine for your kids -- so they learn good sleep habits for a lifetime.
Sleep Problems in Children
WebMD explains how to recognize sleep problems in your child and what you can do about it.
WebMD explains disruptive sleep disorders -- called parasomnias -- that range from night terrors to sleep paralysis to bedwetting.
Sleep Tips for Kids of All Ages
Sleep is crucial kids’ health. Help them get the shut-eye they need with these tips.
How Much Sleep Your Teen Really Needs
Is your teen sleep deprived? Most are. Here’s why and how to help teens get enough sleep.
Kids Getting in Bed With Parents? Get Children to Sleep in Their Own Beds
Get answers to common concerns about children who co-sleep with their parents at night and how to help them break the habit and sleep in their own beds.
Can Your Child's Sleep Habits Make Him Gain Weight?
New research shows that a lack of sleep in childhood can contribute to obesity later on.
Can Using a PC Affect Your Kid's Sleep?
Your computer screen may be disrupting your circadian rhythm. Sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, explains.
How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?
Are your kids getting enough sleep? Sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, explains what's normal and what's not.
Are Your Children Sleep Deprived?
Most American adults can admit to not getting enough sleep, but are your children sleep deprived as well?
Newborn Sleep Tips
Those first few weeks with a new baby can be a blur because of their erratic sleep cycles. Understanding newborn rhythms can help.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 10 Things to Know About Your Child's Sleep
Kids need sleep to grow, learn and be fit.
Slideshow: Children Sleep Problems
Is your kid up all night? See the top reasons children can't sleep -- including you. Blame snoring, nightmares, sleep apnea, or you!
Slideshow: Make Bedtime Easier for Kids
Bedtime for kids doesn't have to be stressful. See how to get kids to sleep by setting up a bedtime routine that will make you and your child happy.