March 12, 2014

Sleep Resources

Children need to get enough sleep in order to grow and flourish. Although individual sleep needs can vary from person to person, it is very important. There are great physiologic and psychologic benefits of getting enough sleep. Disruption may increase the risk for a number of medical diseases including depression, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Good sleep hygiene is key.

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Where to find help:

Baby Safe Sleep Coalition

The Baby Safe Sleep Coalition is a group of men and women who are committed to eliminating infant deaths from unsafe sleeping accidents. The group is comprised of professionals who are involved in some way with infant safety and health. They include representatives from many local Rochester organizations that are champions of child health and well-being.

Address:  Baby Safe Sleep Coalition c/o Jewish Family Service of Rochester
441 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone:  (585) 473-SAFE (7233)
Website: http://www.babysafesleep.org

Sleepy Teens

Check out this article from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding the importance of sleep in mental health!

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