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This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing Dr. Priya Prashad, a child and adult sleep medicine specialist, all about sleep. Parents almost universally hope to improve their child’s sleep – Dr. Prashad will discuss the safety of sleep training, when and how to do it effectively. We will explore the various reasons why babies and older children struggle with sleep and when issues warrant medical evaluation. Snoring is a common problem for children and adults alike – we will review the reasons behind this pesky experience and also treatment options for various age groups. Sleep medicines abound but which is safe and which supplement is effective? Can supplements be safely used in children and if so, at what age and which one(s)? All of these questions and more will be answered on our show, and, of course, Dr. Prashad will answer the age-old question: how much sleep do we really need?
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Priya Prashad:
Priya S. Prashad, MD is a board certified Adult and Pediatric Sleep Specialist. She completed her medical training at Morehouse School of Medicine, pediatrics residency at University of Maryland Medical Center and her Adult and Pediatrics Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is currently an Attending at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College. Dr. Prashad’s areas of expertise in children and adults include Obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, hypoventilation due to neuromuscular disease, infant sleep training, sleepwalking, and sleep terrors. She also interprets sleep studies at 6 American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited sleep centers in the Hudson Valley for children and adults.