Monthly Archives: May 2011

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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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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Teens Fight Fatigue at School

More than 40% of teen-agers feel tired and sleepy while at school, according to a study by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research. Research has shown that most U.S. teens are not getting the recommended 7 to 10 hours … Continue reading

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New Bedtime Story for Parents Finds Humor in Bedtime Wars

As much as we love our children, parents look forward to bedtime. Once the kids are in bed, parents can finally relax and enjoy a few hours of “adult time.” If children would just go to sleep when you tuck … Continue reading

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New Babies Often Shove One Parent Out of Bed

Baby makes three but many new parents are finding that there’s often only room in the bed for two. Lack of sleep forces 1 in 10 parents to stop sharing a bed and start sleeping apart, at least until their … 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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Why Is Sleep Important?

We need sleep to recharge our body and brain. That much scientists agree on; but why we need 7 to 8 hours of sleep to get the job done and precisely how sleep or lack of sleep impact our physical … 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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Drivers Warned Energy Drinks No Substitute for Sleep

With the official start of the summer vacation drive season just a few weeks away, highway safety officials are warning tired drivers that energy drinks are no substitute for a good night’s sleep. Advertised as a fast energy boost to … Continue reading

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