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Five Clusters of Sleep Patterns

Have you ever wondered what kind of sleeper you are? Well, now is your chance to find out! Check out the five different sleep patterns and see where your fit.

Adolescent Sleep Needs and Patterns

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified adolescents and young adults (ages 12 to 25 years) as a population at high risk for problem sleepiness based on "evidence that the prevalence of problem sleepiness is high and increasing with particularly serious consequences." (NIH, 1997) This designation evolved from a Working Group on Problem Sleepiness convened in 1997 by NIH's National Center on Sleep Disorders Research and the Office of Prevention, Educati

Pointers for Parents

What can you do to be sure your teen gets enough sleep to be healthy and perform at his or her best?

Learn about physical, behavioral and emotional changes that occur in adolescence and how sleep is affected.

Sleeping When it is Blistering Hot

It can be nearly impossible to fall asleep when your bedroom feels like an oven! Check out these tips on how to sleep when your bedroom is just too hot. Soon, you'll be able to cool off and fall asleep.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Sleep aids are a popular treatment for insomnia, but did you know there are other options? Learn more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and see if it could work for you.

Snoring in Children

Does your child snore? Find out what could be causing it.

In Your Dreams

Reports of Dreams

It began with a swim in the ocean. Suddenly Jessica realized that she had gone much farther away from shore than she expected and, to her great dismay, there was a pair of killer whales swimming toward her. The whales circled around her several times while she did her best not to panic. After several minutes of playful dives and underwater acrobatics, the whales swam away just as suddenly as they had appeared. What happened next was terrifying.


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