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.
WebMD explains disruptive sleep disorders -- called parasomnias -- that range from night terrors to sleep paralysis to bedwetting.
Sleep Problems in Children
WebMD explains how to recognize sleep problems in your child and what you can do about it.
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.
Sleep Disorders: Controlling Night Terrors
Learn more from WebMD about night terrors, a temporary condition that affects children.
A Simple New Strategy May Put Bedtime Struggles to Sleep
It's been a long day for Lola Franco and her husband, Kevin Seaman. They have barely begun to unwind from a hectic workday in New York City when they both begin to nervously eye the clock on the wall. Bedtime is fast approaching, and so is the battle to get their only child, two-year-old Patrick, to sleep.
Guidelines For Your Child's Bedtime
How to Make It Easier for Your Child (and You!) to Get Sound Sleep
Good, Sound Sleep for Your Child
Sleep is no less important than food, drink, or safety in the lives of children.
Make Your Kid's Bedtime Battle-Free
Experts share tips for establishing a bedtime routine for your children that will allow them to go to sleep easily.
Are Your Children Sleep Deprived?
Most American adults can admit to not getting enough sleep, but are your children sleep deprived as well?
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.
Can Using a PC Affect Your Kid's Sleep?
Your computer screen may be disrupting your circadian rhythm. Sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, explains.
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: Healthy Ways for Teens to Relax
Stressed out and need to relax? See some relaxation techniques to deal with stress -- like yoga for kids, progressive relaxation, and meditation.
Slideshow: Make Bedtime Easier for Kids
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.
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!