Children are a mystery and a joy to have around. They will make you laugh and also cause you to pull your hair out. But, as a parent it is your job to help them develop healthy habits that will last for a lifetime. Today, we will talk about how to set boundaries for healthy [...]
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It never feels good when you simply can not keep your eyes open any longer and it is only 2 o’clock in the afternoon. What is happening? You require a pick-me-up – but how? Power napping is the newest thing in the area of office productivity. The concept has been around for years but now [...]
At school we learn to read, write and do math. But it’s not always easy. School can also be a source of stress. If this is true in your life, try some of these tips. It is a common misconception that you have to be an adult to experience stress. But, stress is our reaction [...]
While many parents are familiar with the studies showing a strong correlation between poor sleep habits and lower grades, a new study published in the journal Sleep is showing yet another reason why kids need to establish healthy sleep routines.
According to a research abstract which was presented at the 25th meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), lack of sleep in adolescence may have a direct link to ADHD symptoms. Around 6,680 children were analyzed and the results showed that lack of sleep in pre-school aged children was a predictor for inattentive and hyperactive problems during kindergarten. The ratings of amount of sleep and inattentive/hyperactive problems were reported by the children’s parents.
A new study conducted by Australian scientists gives new meaning to the old adage “early to bed, early to rise”. The study, which was posted in the journal Sleep, has found a link between overweight children and their bed times. The researchers followed 2,200 Australians between ages 9 and 16. They compared what time each child went to bed and how many hours he or she was asleep. Researchers found that children who went to bed early and rose early were 1.5 times less likely to become obese, compared with children who went to bed later and woke up later.
There is a big difference between nightmares and night terrors, contrary to popular belief. Either of them can cause a lot of stress to child and parent alike. It is common for children to have night terrors which is a sleep disorder that causes high levels of terror and causes the child to become unable [...]
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes a person to stop breathing during brief intervals during the night. Amazingly, people who are afflicted with this stop breathing for ten seconds or more and sometimes stop breathing more than three hundred times each night. Believe it or not, sleep apnea can be life threatening and cause [...]
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