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This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing Dr. Bobbi Hopkins, Pediatric Neurologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist about optimizing sleep from infancy through adolescence. Sleep is essential for stable mood and for everyone to function optimally, and we all know that it isn’t always easy to get enough sleep when you have kids at home. However, there are ways to eliminate bad habits, form good sleep hygiene routines and identify problematic sleep behaviors that can benefit every parent. Dr. Hopkins will explain common problems parents face and how to address them, ways to avoid sleeping pitfalls, and causes for issues like childhood insomnia. Night terrors and Obstructive Sleep Apnea will be discussed among many other important topics. If you are a parent, then you are most likely sleep deprived and dream of getting more sleep, so this show is for you!
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Bobbi Hopkins:
Bobbi Hopkins, M.D. is the medical director of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Sleep Center and is also part-time faculty at John’s Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Hopkins completed medical school at the University of Missouri—Columbia where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her pediatric, child neurology and sleep medicine fellowships at Baylor College of Medicine. As an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine, she helped develop the Children’s Sleep Center CPAP compliance program and Hypersomnia Specialty Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital.
She is dual board certified in both Sleep Medicine and Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology. She has a strong background in sleep education as faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and serves nationally on the Lifelong Learning Committee for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Hopkins cares for all children with sleep disorders ranging from obstructive sleep apnea to nocturnal epilepsy. She has published articles on parasomnias and sleep disorders in medical conditions. She has worked extensively with children with complex medical disorders improving sleep for both patients and their families.