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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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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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Increase Sleep to Fight Childhood Obesity

Fight fat with more time in the sack! That’s the advice of sleep researchers who have been studying the impact of sleep on appetite. In addition to food choices and activity levels, sleep appears to play a significant role in … 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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