Category Archives: sleep problems

Can’t Sleep? Try These Tips for Sweet Dreams

Everyone has the occasional touch of insomnia. Practicing what sleep experts call good sleep hygiene can help you get the shut-eye you need. • Make your bedroom a soothing oasis. Ban TV watching, iPhone surfing and reading and reserve your … Continue reading

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The Effect Television Has on Children’s Sleep

Watching television right before bed can cause sleep problems in young children. A recent study by researchers at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute found that in families where watching television was part of the child’s bedtime routine, children consistently had … Continue reading

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Bedtime TV Can Disrupt Children’s Sleep

Like the proverbial elephant in the room, many parents tend to ignore the importance of reports linking television viewing to children’s sleep problems. Television has become such a constant component of American life that its ever-present drone has faded into the … Continue reading

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How to Minimize TV’s Impact on Children’s Sleep Problems

The Supreme Court’s refusal to ban the sale of violent video games to children was a blow to parents fighting to reduce their children’s exposure to violence. But a new study on the relationship between television and children’s sleep problems … Continue reading

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Snoring Solutions Bring Wedded Bliss

Spousal relationships suffer when snoring hubbies keep their wives from getting the sleep they need. Chronic sleep loss can make both men and women grumpy the next day (see our previous post), but women are more likely to grumble at … Continue reading

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Snoring Hubbies Make Wives Cranky

No news flash here but a new sleep study has found that snoring husbands make for cranky wives. The study results come as no surprise to anyone who has ever tried to sleep next to a nocturnal buzz saw. While hubby … Continue reading

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Sleep Loss May Contribute to Bullying Behavior

Bullies get less sleep than the people they bully, according to a new study conducted by University of Michigan researchers. Sleep problems are a common experience among children who are being bullied, but researchers were surprised to discover that the bullies … Continue reading

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A Child’s Sleep Problems Can Affect the Entire Family

When a child cannot get to sleep on a nightly basis, it is not simply that child that is affected. It is possible for the entire family to also lose sleep along with that child. Parents stay up trying to … Continue reading

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Video Games Disrupt Teens’ Sleep

Video games interfere with how much sleep teens get and how well they sleep. Computer games have a similar negative impact on teens’ sleep. But television, long assumed to be a major cause of morning yawns in high school classrooms, … Continue reading

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Women Have Speedier Body Clock

The reason women tend to wake up earlier and be more prone to insomnia than men may be rooted in biology. Research conducted by the Sleep Medicine department of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has revealed that the body’s internal … Continue reading

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