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All About Sleep For Kids

All About Sleep For Kids

Sleep — or lack of it — is probably the most-discussed aspect of baby care. As new parents quickly discover, the quality and quantity of their baby’s sleep affects the well-being of everyone in the household. And sleep struggles rarely end when child moves from a crib to a bed. Instead of cries, it’s pleas or […]

How To Beat Lifestyle Insomnia

How To Beat Lifestyle Insomnia

How long is it since you got a good night’s sleep? Our 24/7 lifestyle means we never switch off, while artificial light, increased travel and too much technology are disrupting our sleep patterns. The final insult? Being a woman makes matters worse: we’re 40 percent more likely than men to suffer from sleep problems. The […]

How Nutrition Impacts Kids’ Sleep

How Nutrition Impacts Kids’ Sleep

There are a lot of variables when it comes to getting kids to sleep through the night. Some, like getting ample naps during the day, are relatively easy to address. Others, like teaching them to self-soothe, are a bit trickier. Then there is one of the less-discussed factors that can make or break a child’s […]

Signs Your Kid Is Sleep Deprived

Signs Your Kid Is Sleep Deprived

When your normally sweet, well-mannered child starts acting out, mouthing off, or otherwise whining about stuff that usually goes unnoticed, you probably have that little warning light flashing in your head that says tonight should be an early bedtime (definitely for him, maybe for both of you). Here are four other signs of sleep deprivation […]

Bedtime Rituals For Children

Bedtime Rituals For Children

Too many parents dread the pre-bed hour. That’s when your sweet, agreeable youngster goes from bundle of joy to holy terror, and you spend the better part of 60 minutes cajoling, begging, and admonishing then to climb in bed — and stay there. It doesn’t have to be this way. While the advent of technology […]

Ways to Sleep Better Every Night

Ways to Sleep Better Every Night

While medical practitioners recommend nine hours sleep a night, for most of us, seven hours is a lot. But sometimes even if we manage to get under the sheets early, we still struggle to get any shuteye. With over 20 years experience in the sleep medicine field, Dr. Carmel Harrington shares her top five tips that don’t […]

What’s Most Important: Sleep, Exercise or Diet?

What’s Most Important: Sleep, Exercise or Diet?

Q: How do I make an intelligent choice between getting enough sleep, eating well and regularly exercising? I usually sleep when time is tight and stress is high. And I often eat whatever is available rather than spending time to find healthy choices when I’m traveling. Am I better off getting an extra hour of […]

Easy Fixes to Fight Office Fatigue

Easy Fixes to Fight Office Fatigue

If you’re like many people, you probably spend much time battling office fatigue. You’re cruising right along getting work done and then, gradually at first, you feel your body beginning to slow down. Your eyes get heavy, your concentration begins to wander, and then you’re either running for a cup of coffee or an energy […]

Tips to Turn Your Bedroom Into Your Sleep Sanctuary

Tips to Turn Your Bedroom Into Your Sleep Sanctuary

The beginning and end to a successful day is a good night’s sleep. Getting six to eight hours of quality REM sleep improves job performance (and athletic performance), but the National Sleep Foundation reports that daytime sleepiness because of insufficient sleep affects close to 30 percent of workers each month. So what can you do […]

Losing Sleep? These Tips Will Help You Out

Losing Sleep? These Tips Will Help You Out

You probably know most of the classic advice for getting a better night’s sleep: Keep your bedroom cool, avoid electronic screens before bed, and limit your caffeine intake in the second half of the day, for starters. But when even those tried-and-true tips simply don’t cut it, what else can you do to catch more Zzs? From simple […]

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