Web links: Sleep resources

March 1, 2009

A collection of resource pages from children's hospitals and related institutions about sleep issues in children.

Newborn babies require more sleep than wake time. As children get older, they need less sleep. But even one night of poor (or no) sleep will affect a child's behavior the next day. Here are some information resources about sleep patterns and various ailments that affect children's sleep habits.

Bedtime problems: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/growth/diagnose/bed-problems.htm
From Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Bedwetting: http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/bedwetting
From the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Circadian rhythm disorders: http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual_ha/sec3/ch31/ch31g.html
From the Merck Manual.

Delayed sleep phase syndrome:http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/Circadian_Rhythm_Disorders/hic_Delayed_Sleep_Phase_Syndrome_and_Advanced_Sleep_Phase_Syndrome.aspx
From the Cleveland Clinic.

Drowsy driving: http://www.drowsydriving.org/site/c.lqLPIROCKtF/b.2708421/k.6B60/DrowsyDrivingorg__Home.htm
From http://DrowsyDriving.com/.

The early morning riser: http://www.thechildrenshospital.org/conditions/sleep/conditions/morning_riser.aspx
From Denver's Children's Hospital.

Infant sleep facts: http://www.askdrsears.com/html/7/T070200.asp
From Ask Dr. Sears.

Insomnia: http://www.thechildrenshospital.org/conditions/sleep/conditions/sleepwalking.aspx
From Family Doctor, from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Jet lag: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002110.htm
From Medline.