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Insomnia is defined as a disorder which makes it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both.1 This disorder not only affects your sleep, it can also have harmful effects on your mood, motivation, health, work performance, and overall quality of life. With all these problems associated with insomnia, it’s easy to see why this disorder should be addressed.Full Story
While many parents are familiar with the studies showing a strong correlation between poor sleep habits and lower grades, a new study published in the journal Sleep is showing yet another reason why kids need to establish healthy sleep routines.Full Story
According to a research abstract which was presented at the 25th meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), lack of sleep in adolescence may have a direct link to ADHD symptoms. Around 6,680 children were analyzed and the results showed that lack of sleep in pre-school aged children was a predictor for inattentive and hyperactive problems during kindergarten. The ratings of amount of sleep and inattentive/hyperactive problems were reported by the children’s parents.Full Story
Mental fatigue can make you feel like the day will never end; a buildup can be detrimental to everyday life. The most common symptoms include constant feelings of lethargy, difficulty comprehending simple tasks, and poor concentration. It can impede your productivity at work and home, leading to feelings of boredom, anxiety and stress.Full Story
A new study conducted by Australian scientists gives new meaning to the old adage “early to bed, early to rise”. The study, which was posted in the journal Sleep, has found a link between overweight children and their bed times.
The researchers followed 2,200 Australians between ages 9 and 16. They compared what time each child went to bed and how many hours he or she was asleep. Researchers found that children who went to bed early and rose early were 1.5 times less likely to become obese, compared with children who went to bed later and woke up later.Full Story
With school in session now for most children, getting enough quality sleep is vital for both academic success as well as overall physical and emotional health. However, healthy sleep can be elusive, especially for our kids.
According to NorthShore Sleep Medicine, school-aged children need between 10-12 hours of sleep. This can be very difficult to achieve in today’s culture, as cell phones, television and video games can make it difficult for your children to get enough sleep. They are also most likely used to a summer bedtime schedule of around 10 or 11 PM and a transition to a different routine can take time and effort.Full Story
I have friends that have recently become new parents, while having a baby can be one of the most joyous experiences in a couple’s life, many times I have heard, “I forgot to read about what happens after the baby comes.”Full Story
Many individuals with ADHD report feeling tired on a regular basis. Whether it’s due to not being able to fall asleep to waking up at different times during the night, there are some ways to ensure sound sleep for ADHD sufferers.
Too much stimulation before trying to fall asleep can make anyone feel restless, but if you have ADHD, succumbing to late night T.V., computer, radio, alcohol, or caffeine will most definitely result in a sleepless night. Although eliminating external stimuli can help you fall asleep faster, these effects are not really the only problem.Full Story
If you’re one of many people who has difficulty sleeping, do you find that you sleep even worse with a partner beside you? From snoring to annoying habits, find out how to work through some of the most common problems that may be interfering with you and restful slumber!Full Story
For some people, sleep is an ongoing struggle. Whether you have chronic sleep troubles or the occasional restless night, natural remedies you may already have right in your kitchen can help promote restful sleep.Full Story