Childhood Sleep Disorders with Dr. Chris Winter | POF119


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When your kids aren’t sleeping and you aren’t sleeping, it’s a recipe for a lot of frustration. If your child exhibits signs like irritability, lack of attention, stalls at bedtime or gets up frequently, they might have a sleep disorder. Sometimes, kids are diagnosed with ADHD and it’s really their sleep that’s the problem.

My guest is Dr. Chris Winter who is a, neurologist, and double board certified in sleep medicine. With his three decades of experience, he’s helping us understand what a sleep disorder is and what we can do about it.

In this episode we talk about (a lot of stuff!):

What is a sleep disorder

How does sleep work

What we need to be learning and teaching our kids at an early age about sleep

How we, inadvertently, might be making the sleep problems with our kids worse

How Technology is impacting sleep

Why external pressures rob us of sleep

How to transition from co-sleeping to independent sleep

What do frequent wake ups mean and what to do about it

Teens and their needs

In the Parent Toolbox, you will find a tip sheet on helping kids transition into a good sleep schedule, from Dr. Chris Winter.

About William Christopher Winter

Chris Winter is a board-certified neurologist and double board-certified sleep medicine specialist in Charlottesville, VA. He exclusively treats kids and adults with sleep disorders, and has been in the field of sleep science/sleep medicine since 1992. Additionally, he consults/has consulted with approximately 30 professional sports organizations including the 2020 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. He is the author of The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It as well as the newly released book The Rested Child: Why Your Tired, Wired or Irritable Child May Have a Sleep Disorder and How to Help.

Contact information:

Phone Number: 434-293-9149


Social Media:




TikTok: @TikTokSleepDoc



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