Category Archives: naps

How to Tell If Your Child Is Ready to Stop Napping

There is no one-size-fits-all rule for napping and when children are ready to stop napping. Even a child whose napping days are long past may occasionally need some extra shut-eye. Whether or not your child needs a nap depends largely … Continue reading

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When Do Children Stop Taking Daytime Naps?

Your child may start pushing to give up daytime naps before he’s really ready to lose that extra snooze time. Naps are an important part of the total amount of daily sleep young children need for healthy mental and physical … 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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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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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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How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need?

As every parent knows, too little sleep makes a child cranky, tired, whiny and generally unpleasant to be around. Children’s sleep needs vary by age, but individual differences, activity level, illness, family stress and other issues can affect a child’s … Continue reading

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