Monthly Archives: March 2011

Nighty Night Music Soothes the Cranky Child

What soothes the savage beast will soothe the cranky child. The magic wand in the parenting bag of tricks, music can calm a tired, cranky child and help an active child slow down and relax. From personal experience we know … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking Study Reveals Connection between Sleep, Learning

Scientists used to think that the human brain went into a hibernation-like state during sleep. It was thought that when our bodies rested, our minds went off duty and became inactive. Exciting research into brain function, particularly revolutionary neuromagnetic imaging, has … 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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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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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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