25. Kids and Sleep Why Getting Enough ZZZ’s Matters

Dr. Hovig Artinian found his way to sleep medicine after teaching 8th grade science and happily says that practicing medicine is much easier! Sleep is critical to our physical and mental health from infancy into our golden years. The behaviors that surround sleep determine the quality and quantity of sleep. Medications for sleep difficulties fall way down the list on interventions with behavior modification rising to the top. Primary care providers can help parents teach their children about good sleep habits and emphasizes that parents need to pay attention to their own sleeping habits too.

Listen in as Dr. Artinian shares strategies and insights to ensure that everyone gets a good night’s sleep.

[00:01 – 07:04] Opening Segment

  • Welcoming today’s guest, Dr. Hovig Artinian 
  • His transition from education to medicine
  • His path to sleep medicine 

[07:05 – 16:50] Getting Your Baby Sleep Through The Night

  • Why you should have enough sleep according to Dr. Artinian
  • How long should you sleep?
  • Bedtime solutions for babies 
  • There’s no one right solution 

[16:51 – 26:20] Training the Child To Sleep Easily and Quickly

  • Toddlers know how to control adults 
  • How can adults reclaim control? 
  • Overnight awakenings are actually normal
  • Dr. Artinian explains
  • Getting toddlers to go to sleep
  • Patience and consistency are keys 

[26:21 – 38:19] Waking Up Teenagers With Enough Sleep

  • Dr. Artinian’s message for parents in the postpartum period 
  • How Dr. Artinian do sleep treatment 
  • The best medicine he can give you 
  • What about the sleeping habits of teenagers?
  • Listen to light therapy here 

[38:20 – 50:55] Using Marijuana To Sleep

  • Using your phone before sleeping?
  • Don’t miss this reminder from Dr. Artinian
  • What about marijuana use?
  • Hear Dr. Artinian’s thoughts about it 
  • Facts about pediatric sleep you should know

[50:56 – 55:52] Closing Segment

  • Dr. Artinian’s message for his resident self
  • Finals takeaways
  • Most problems are totally curable and work within weeks 
  • Sleep environment
  • Cognitive bliss about sleep
  • Sleep schedule on non-schedule days vs. schedule days 
  • Circadian rhythm shifts 
  • Parents regaining control 
  • Light therapy 
  • Take a deep breath and forgive yourself 

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“You are not alone when you need to ask for help.” – Dr. Hovig Artinian

“Take a deep breath. Forgive yourselves for the mistakes that you’ve made, Know that you’re growing…and know that you belong.” – Dr. Hovig Artinian

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