PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pediatric Sleep Council, a team of international pediatric sleep experts, has declared March 1st as Baby Sleep Day. Baby Sleep Day brings attention and recognition to the importance of baby sleep – a critical part of development - and helps families struggling with sleep issues. This day will bring much needed focus on improving the quality of sleep for children, which in turn means better rest for families.
"Families often seek answers and support regarding their children's sleep – whether their questions are about typical sleep development or sleep problems," noted Dr. Erin Leichman, Research Psychologist at Saint Joseph's University and Executive Director of the PSC. "Raising awareness about healthy sleep using an international platform is an important step in giving families the answers, support, and information they seek – with an ultimate goal of preventing sleep problems before they arise."
March 1, 2017 will be the first annual Baby Sleep Day. To inaugurate Baby Sleep Day, members of the Pediatric Sleep Council will answer sleep questions from families around the globe in real time on the Pediatric Sleep Council's Facebook page at facebook.com/pedsleep. Kicking things off in Australia and followed by the United Kingdom, sleep experts will be answering questions throughout the day. In the United States, questions will be answered from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST and beyond by more than 15 sleep experts. Below is an abbreviated schedule. Full schedule and updates will be available at facebook.com/pedsleep.
Abbreviated Agenda: Baby Sleep Day Facebook Q&A with Sleep Experts
- Dr. Michael Gradisar, Director, Child and Adolescent Sleep Clinic, Flinders Univ.
- 10:30-11:30 AM ACST, Adelaide
- Dr. Harriet Hiscock, Pediatrician and Research Fellow, Royal Children's Hospital
- 2:00-2:30 PM AEST, Melbourne
- Dr. Catherine Hill, Assoc. Prof., Child Health, Univ. of Southampton
- 11:00 AM-12:00 PM GMT, Southampton
- Dr. Oliviero Bruni, Assoc. Prof., Sapienza Univ.
- 9:00-9:30 PM CET, Rome
- Dr. Debra Babcock, Pediatrician and Partner, Altos Pediatric Associates
- 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PST, Los Altos, CA
- Dr. Jodi Mindell, Prof., Saint Joseph's Univ. and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- 5:30-6:00 PM EST, Philadelphia, PA
- Dr. Rosana Alves, Sleep Medicine Physician, Sao Paulo
- 3:00-3:30 PM BRST, Sao Paulo
In celebrating Baby Sleep Day, the PSC seeks to support families who are struggling to develop healthy sleep habits or just want to learn more about baby sleep. Learn more about baby sleep on Baby Sleep Day and help everyone get a good night's sleep!
About the Pediatric Sleep Council
The Pediatric Sleep Council, an international team with expertise in all aspects of sleep and development, supports Baby Sleep Day to further their goal of providing free, comprehensive, and evidence-based information on baby and toddler sleep. The PSC provides a free resource for parents and professionals, babysleep.com, which includes advice videos with pediatric sleep experts as well as up-to-date news and research, tips, tricks, and tools to help children and their families get the sleep they need.
About Baby Sleep Day
Baby Sleep Day is every March 1st, preceding National Sleep Awareness Week and World Sleep Day. Baby Sleep Day brings attention to the importance of a good night's sleep for every young child and their family. The Pediatric Sleep Council, a team of international pediatric sleep experts, organizes Baby Sleep Day. More details at www.babysleep.com/babysleepday.
Erin Leichman, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Pediatric Sleep Council
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SOURCE Pediatric Sleep Council