August 16, 2019
To help both you and your little one get some sound shut-eye, the first step is to understand how much sleep is enough sleep.
The NSF recommends the following:
Other tips to get a good night’s sleep:
Following these tips should help soothe your child, give them independence and help you get some much-needed and deserved rest. However, if your child continues to have sleep problems - or if you suspect a more serious sleep disorder - get some help for you and your family.
Talk to your primary care physician about building good sleep habits. If those strategies are not successful, consult an inter-professional team of specialists at Arkansas Children's Sleep Clinic. They diagnose and treat more than 14 sleep disorders and conditions for infants, toddlers, young children and adolescents.
Arkansas Children’s Sleep Clinic sees patients in Little Rock, Springdale and Jonesboro. To schedule an appointment in Little Rock or Jonesboro, call 501-364-4000. To schedule an appointment at Arkansas children’s Northwest in Springdale, call 479-725-6995.
About the Author:
Wendy L. Ward, Ph.D., ABPP, FAPA
Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development
Associate Director of Professional Wellness
Arkansas Children’s Hospital and UAMS