Category Archives: bedtime routines

How to Minimize TV’s Impact on Children’s Sleep Problems

The Supreme Court’s refusal to ban the sale of violent video games to children was a blow to parents fighting to reduce their children’s exposure to violence. But a new study on the relationship between television and children’s sleep problems … Continue reading

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Best Lullabies for Singing Your Child to Sleep

Parents have been singing their children to sleep since the dawn of man. There is something soothing about the human voice lifted in song that relaxes and reassures children. Crooning to your baby as he nurses or when he is … Continue reading

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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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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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‘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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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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