A modest delay in school start time of only 30 minutes could significantly improve adolescent alertness, mood and health, according to a study conducted in a small private high school.
A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that Middle-aged women who suffer from sleep disorders are more likely to have problems with their weight than their peers who get the recommended eight hours a night. Although there are studies that have established the link between weight gain and sleep, these findings suggest that sleep problems preceded weight gain in the subjects.
A lot of people suffer from insomnia, and they say to themselves, "I know what this is, but I can't do anything about it." However, consider the toll insomnia takes on your life, the effect it has on your family, your ability to work at a high level, and to socialize with others. The consequences are so enormous that it's important to do something about it. According to Dr. Neil B.
Researchers at Missouri State University's Center for Biomedical & Life Sciences found that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep deprivation caused increased expression of the proteins which are known to play an important role in initiating and sustaining chronic pain. REM sleep occurs in 90 to 120 minute cycles during the course of the night and is also thought to be involved in the process of storing memories, learning and balancing our mood. Dreaming often occurs in REM sleep.
If you are planning to vacation this summer, chances are you'll be staying a hotel. Although it's fun to see new place or visit with friends and family, staying in a hotel means not sleeping in your own bed. So what should a traveler expect from a hotel when its time to sleep? According to Anya Orlanska, The Benjamin Hotel’s Sleep Concierge, a hotel should always provide travelers with a quiet sleeping environment that includes a supportive bed and a selection of pillows.
The average academic grades of children and teens with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are worse than the grades of students who have no sleep-disordered breathing, according to a research led by Dean W. Beebe, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics in the division of behavioral medicine and clinical psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio.
Nighttime fears and nightmares are extremely common in children, especially during the preschool years, but they can definitely occur in older children and adolescents as well. They are part of normal development, as a child’s imagination develops and they begin to understand that there are things that exist that can hurt them. Here are ten things you can do to if your child is too scared to sleep:
Getting a good night's sleep during the hot summer nights will require some preparation for a lot of people. Did you know that in most cases, if you are sleeping and the temperatures rise above 75 degrees Fahrenheit or fall below 54 degrees it can wake you up?
Many people have lifestyles that challenge their ability to get a good night's sleep. Maybe you are a student, shift worker, or just have a busy schedule, and you must choose between sleep and something equally important to you. Perhaps a temporary change in your lifestyle, such as a second job or new baby is requiring that you get up extra early or stay up late at night.
One of the most challenging things about becoming a new parent is easing into a sleep routine that works for baby and parents alike. Newborns sleep 14-18 hours a day but they usually wake up every few minutes or every few hours and require their caregiver's attention. In addition needing lots of sleep, newborns must be fed, changed, and nurtured. For the first few weeks, the new baby will set his or her own sleep schedule.