Quality Sleep Information, Pediatric
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These issues may affect your child's performance and productivity at school and at home. Lack of sleep may also put your child at higher risk for obesity, accidents, depression, suicide, and risky behaviors.
Finding the reasons for poor sleep
Sleep schedule and routine
Children who are younger than 1 year of age should always be placed on their back to sleep. This can help lower the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
If you have a young child with sleep problems, talk with an infant-toddler sleep consultant. If you think that your child has a sleep disorder, talk with your child's health care provider about having your child's sleep evaluated by a specialist.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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