Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tips for Establishing Children’s Bedtime Routines

As a parent, you know that your child requires an adequate amount of sleep to be healthy; but getting your toddler to get in bed, stay in bed and go to sleep can be a nightly challenge. Establishing a consistent bedtime routine … 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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Rocking Puts Babies to Sleep

Have you ever noticed that mothers often start rocking when holding a baby? Using a rocking motion to comfort or calm a child seems to be instinctual, even for brand new parents. Rocking appears to be a universal antidote for pain, … Continue reading

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Sleep Training Begins in Infancy

It’s never too early to begin instilling good sleep habits in your child. While the sleep-wake cycle of a newborn infant is dictated largely by hunger and physical needs, sleep training should begin in infancy. Good sleep habits introduced and … Continue reading

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Move from Crib to Big Bed Requires New Sleep Training Techniques

Moving from the crib into their first big boy or big girl bed is an exciting step for toddlers, one of the first milestones in the long path to independence. Parents are equally excited about their child’s growth and achievement … Continue reading

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Snoring Solutions Bring Wedded Bliss

Spousal relationships suffer when snoring hubbies keep their wives from getting the sleep they need. Chronic sleep loss can make both men and women grumpy the next day (see our previous post), but women are more likely to grumble at … Continue reading

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Snoring Hubbies Make Wives Cranky

No news flash here but a new sleep study has found that snoring husbands make for cranky wives. The study results come as no surprise to anyone who has ever tried to sleep next to a nocturnal buzz saw. While hubby … Continue reading

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‘Brain Freeze’ Puts Insomniacs to Sleep

Scientific studies have shown that people sleep better when they nudge the thermometer down a few degrees at night. A new sleep study suggests that it’s not just our bodies that respond to a drop in nighttime temperature; our brains … 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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Sleep Loss Affects Male Testosterone Levels

Young fathers may want to start watching the Nighty Night video with their children. New research indicates that sleep loss dramatically reduces testosterone levels in healthy young men and adversely affects their overall health. In addition to its negative impact … Continue reading

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