Category Archives: children’s health

Toddler Sleep Training Reaps Future Rewards

Sleep plays a more important role in physical and mental health than most people believe. Scientific studies have linked sleep loss to poor school and work performance, heart disease, diabetes, depression, marital problems, stress and a growing list of other … Continue reading

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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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ABCs of Safe Sleeping for Babies

Alone-Back-Crib are the ABCs of safe sleeping. Developed by public health officials to prevent infant fatalities, the ABCs of safe sleeping remind parents how to protect their baby from accidental death by creating a safe sleeping environment. Alone. Babies should … 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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Good Sleep Habits Help Trim Baby Fat

Good sleep habits can help children shed the baby fat that can lead to lifelong weight and health problems. Coupled with healthy food choices, portion control and regular exercise, pediatric experts say teaching your children good sleep habits during their … Continue reading

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Restaurant Offers ‘Sleep Menu’ for Insomniacs

At the renowned restaurant Monastrell in southern Spain, chef Maria Jose San Roman offers a special “sleep menu” for insomniacs. Claiming to use secret ingredients prized by the ancient Romans for their sleep-inducing qualities, the celebrity chef has concocted a … Continue reading

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Electronics Robbing Children of Sleep

With the school year is ending, children and their parents are looking forward to a summer of fun and relaxation. During the summer vacation months, many families relax bedtimes and bedtime routines. Not only is it harder to get children … 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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Foods that Help You Sleep

Our bodies are delicate machines and food is our fuel. Sugary foods like fruit and sweets can rev up our motor and give us a boost of energy. Other foods can help us relax and go to sleep. Establishing a … Continue reading

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