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20 More Minutes of Sleep = Higher Grades

With kids going back to school, there always seems to be an awkward transition period of readjusting to school sleep schedules. We all know how important it is for them to be well rested for school, but a new study from the journal, Sleep Medicine, found one more reason to add! The study observed that […]

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The Road to Healthy Sleep for Teens

I remember as a teenager feeling the rising anticipation for the arrival of summer each year. Summer meant a reprieve from the daily grind of homework and quizzes, and a break from getting up at the crack of dawn. The downside to the break from the regular school schedule is that teens’ sleep schedules can […]

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Not All Sleep Labs are Created Equal

Sometimes I wonder how we evaluated businesses before the Internet. Before going to a restaurant, booking a hotel, or hiring a contractor, we consult reviews online to find the most reliable vendor for the best price. Even with reviews at our fingertips, it can still be difficult to decide which vendor to choose from the […]

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Light Bulb Could Help Babies—and Parents—Sleep Soundly

Most parents of infants share a common dream—to get as many hours of uninterrupted sleep as possible. Between getting up to feed the baby and soothing late-night fussing, it’s a real challenge to catch the zzz’s your body needs. Lighting Science Corporation has developed a solution that will help both parents and babies return to […]

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How Parents Can Win the Bedtime Battle

Taking care of little ones can be exhausting, and even more so when they refuse to go to sleep at night. Negotiating a corporate merger might be easier than convincing an over-tired toddler to go to bed. In an effort to ease those nighttime negotiations, here are a few ways to out-maneuver your toddler and […]

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What Actigraphs Can Tell Us About ADHD

I’m amazed at the powerful technology that’s now available in devices as small as a wristwatch. Users can track sleep, workouts, heart rate, calories burned, location – you name it, there’s a wristband for it! The only one I don’t think I’ll try is the Pavlok fitness band, which zaps you with 340 V of […]

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How to Help Your Teen Practice Healthy Sleep Habits

If you’re a parent, you’re probably familiar with your teen’s pleas for 5 more minutes of sleep in the mornings. It can be a regular struggle to get kids going in the morning, and part of the problem is that teens aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, teenagers […]

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Tackling Sleep Problems Caused by ADHD

Sometimes I’ll lie awake at night with the stress of the day washing over me. It can be hard to compartmentalize my thoughts and concerns and ease into sleep. For adults with ADHD, trouble falling asleep can be a regular issue because their mind is racing or they’re experiencing adverse affects from ADHD medication. Children […]

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Lack of Sleep Hurts Students’ Grades

Think back for a minute on your high school experience. You can probably recall a few awkward interactions, your first real crush, and feeling chronically sleepy. Research now suggests that last experience—feeling tired at school—has a negative impact on grades and success in school. Researchers compared the grades of students who got an average of […]

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How to Create Healthy Sleeping Habits for Children

We tell our children to eat their peas and finish their broccoli so they can grow healthy and strong. In addition to training children to have healthy eating habits, it’s important to establish healthy sleeping habits. We know that lack of sleep can increase hunger, so eating and sleeping well go hand-in-hand. Sleep, nutrition and […]

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