Baby Sleep Newsletter

How much sleep should you be getting per night?

7-8 hours per night (9 hours if you want to play it safe) for adults (ages 18-60). Read on if you are interested in details of how this impacts different aspects of your health.

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Baby Sleep Study

In last week’s Baby Sleep Study newsletter, we focused on behavioral sleep problems in children. We ask our readers for feedback, questions, and article suggestions. One parent asked:

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Craig Canapari, MD.

"Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children is both a common and serious problem.

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Baby Sleep Study

Each week, we send out a Baby Sleep Study newsletter to provide parents with interesting and informative content about infant development. We ask our readers for feedback, questions, and article suggestions. One parent asked:

In a recent article published by Reuters, doctors express their uncertainty regarding the usefulness of early screening for autism in t

"When I was growing up, I rarely used my home computer for school work. In college and med school, it was more common, but I still used it mostly to write papers. However, there has been a huge shift in the way that we consume information and produce work.

Recent findings suggest that sleep problems associated with autism may have a genetic basis.  Researchers from Japan sequenced 18 genes that control the body’s circadian rhythms in both people with autism and people without the disorder.  The findings, published in 

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Palak Patel, MD & Meg Guard

Families of children with autism know how difficult bedtime can be: an article in Spectrum News reports that many children with autism have proble

Why do we feel sleepy at night? What exactly tells us when to fall asleep and when to wake up? It's not just the light or warmth of the sun, for we can feel sleepy even if we are kept in a windowless office.

A recent study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, found that overweight and obese autistic children are more frequently diagnosed with sleep troubles, anxiety, and depression compared to autistic children who have BMI scores in th

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