Sleep Center of New Orleans
Sleep Center of New Orleans - Pediatric section -
Pediatric sleep center is the first comprehensive sleep center in greater New Orleans area that specializes in treating children who have problems falling asleep, staying asleep or remaining awake during the day. Sleep is crucial for the growth and development of children, Sleep disorders can have a negative impact on childhood development and behavior, as well as consequences for the entire family. We know how important your child's health is, so our goal is to work collaboratively with families and children to understand and treat what is keeping them up at night.
How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?
During our life span , the sleep requirements change. Mainly decreasing as we grow older.
Recommended Hours of Sleep Child Need per Day!
- Newborns: need 14 - 17 hours
- Infants: need 12 - 15 hours
- Toddlers: need 11 - 14 hours
- Preschoolers: need 10 - 13 hours
- School-aged children: need 9 - 11 hours
My child snores, no big deal right?
Snoring is not a normal process. In fact, it may be a sign of an obstruction in the air passages. For that reason, it is important to accurately diagnose and appropriately treat snoring and sleep apnea in children. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to behavioral problems, metabolic issues and serious medical conditions, such as heart disease.
Here are some important things you can do to help your child get enough sleep.
* Set a regular bedtime for everyone each night and stick to it.
* Establish a relaxing bedtime routine, such as giving your child a warm bath or reading her a story.
* After one year of age, let your child pick a doll, blanket, stuffed animal, or other soft object as a bedtime companion.
* Do not allow a TV or computer in your child’s bedroom.
* Avoid giving children anything with caffeine within six hours of bedtime, and limit the amount of caffeine children consume.
* Keep noise levels low, rooms dark, and indoor temperatures slightly cool.