Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Resources for patients and families
Sleep disorders in children: resources for patients and families
If your child has a sleep problem, an in-depth consultation with our experienced sleep specialists at the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital can be invaluable. However, educating yourself and your child about proper sleep habits is an important first step. The links below are intended to provide some of that education.
Even if your child has a sleep problem that requires treatment from medical specialists, we consider you and your child integral parts of the care team. We will work closely with your family to develop a plan to manage your child’s sleep problems.
From the team at the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Struggling to help your child get good sleep? You can find information and resources from our team on the Boston Children’s sleep page.
The classic book Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber, MD, founder and former director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, helps parents understand children’s sleep and shows them how they can cure most of the problems themselves. First published in 1986, the book has since been revised and expanded in a new edition.
You may also want to visit the Boston Children’s For Patients and Families website, which has information on the wide array of support services available to families at Boston Children’s.