Category Archives: News

Safe Sleeping Practices Reduce SIDS Risk

More than 2,000 babies in the U.S. die mysteriously every year, their cause of death inexplicable. Called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, it is a tragedy without symptoms or explanation, a heartbreaking diagnosis offered when all other possible causes … Continue reading

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How to Nap without Feeling Groggy

One in every 5 Americans struggles through the day fighting to stay awake. According to the annual Sleep in America survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 20% of Americans are sleep deprived, getting less than 6 hours of sleep … Continue reading

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Worm Research Provides Insight into Human Sleep Patterns

The sleeping habits of worms are providing important insights into how our human brains control sleep and what makes us sleep. Brown University neurobiologists made a breakthrough observation about how the brain controls sleep while studying C. elegans nematodes. Researchers found a … Continue reading

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Business Recognizes Need to Nap

Businesses are beginning to tune into the benefits of napping. Scientific research has shown that short naps of 20 to 30 minutes increase energy levels and alertness. We think more clearly and perform tasks with greater precision when our sleep needs … 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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Naps Recommended to Combat On-the-Job Sleepiness

After the disturbing discovery that several air traffic controllers had been caught sleeping on the job, an internationally renowned sleep expert is recommending that air traffic controllers be allowed to take on-the-job naps to combat fatigue. A member of the National Transportation … Continue reading

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Join Live Chat on Children, Teens & Sleep March 29

The sleeping habits of children and teens will be the topic of a live chat at 12 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, March 29. The hour-long health chat will be hosted Chicago Tribune health reporter Deborah Shelton and can be accessed … Continue reading

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Lack of Sleep Plays Role in Childhood Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

Sleep loss doesn’t just make children cranky, when combined with poor diet and lack of exercise, it can permanently damage their health. Nearly unheard of 15 years ago, adult-onset Type 2 diabetes is striking overweight children at an alarming rate. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Nighty Night Video Blog

We will be starting to post great sleep tips for kids of all ages here on the Nighty Night Video blog on Monday March 21st. We invite you to check back then. In the meantime, watch this video about how … Continue reading

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