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Sleep Smart

(757) 668-7500
A lack of sleep can leave kids sluggish, cranky and forgetful, and can even contribute to physical and mental health problems.

Help your child form proper sleep habits with these tips:

  • Establish a nightly bedtime routine and use it consistently.
  • Limit sugary or caffeinated beverages in the hours before bedtime.
  • Eliminate screen time at least 30 minutes before bed and consider not having a TV or computer in your child’s room.

A lack of sleep can look a lot like ADD. Your CHKD pediatrician can help you tell the difference and recommend better sleep habits for your child. If problems persist, CHKD’s Center for Pediatric Sleep Medicine can provide further diagnostic and treatment services.

(757) 668-7500