Now being a Dad of a full fledged 2 year old, I am realizing more and more how important it is to have a night time routine for a toddler.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Not getting enough sleep can be pretty miserable, however getting a good night's sleep can make you feel like a new person!
Monday, August 6, 2012
It is no doubt that sleep paralysis is a pretty scary experience. If you don't know what I'm talking about be sure to check out the article below...
Have you ever woken up from sleep only to discover that you cannot move a muscle? With the exception of maybe your eyes and your breathing, you find yourself virtually frozen in bed. For some this situation is then made exponentially worse by hallucinations that manifest in their surroundings, threatening
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Knowing the difference between a sleep disorder and something else can be a bit tricky at times. Here is some information that might help point you in the right direction.
When it comes to children, sleep disorders can be misdiagnosed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). That’s because some of the symptoms are similar (i.e. hyperactivity, easily distracted, and difficulty sleeping).
According to Dr. Carl Hunt: “Sleep disorders are often not recognized in children, and symptoms related to sleep deprivation may be erroneously attributed to hyperactivity or behavior disorders, to boredom with school or today’s hectic lifestyles.”
If you have children, one way of preventing him/her from getting sleep disorders is by ensuring that
Monday, July 16, 2012
Too many times we get caught up in the moment, the day, the business of life and we begin habits that may eventually affect our sleep. Here is a great article on just that!
Wondering why you just can't get a good night's sleep? What you're doing before bed may be the culprit.
TV time: You've saved up a DVR's-worth of your favorite TV show, and it's finally time to settle in with an episode or two. Fast-forward three hours later, and you realize it's well past your bedtime. Watching too much TV or staring at your computer all night can mess with your body clock, so make sure you set a limit to the amount of screen time you're getting at night, and turn off those electronics at least 20 minutes before bedtime.
Late-night exercising: Hitting the gym after work doesn't disrupt your sleep schedule — in fact, daily exercise actually helps you sleep better. But exercising only a couple hours before you go to sleep can energize your body so much that it's
Monday, July 9, 2012
Sleep Apnea is a very serious problem for many people around the world. Educating yourself on the signs, and symptoms is the first step in dealing with sleep apnea.
A study in the latest issue of the journal SLEEP provides further evidence that sleep apnea should never be left untreated. Older adults have twice the death risk when excessive daytime sleepiness is paired with obstructive sleep apnea.The study involved 289 participants at least 65 years old and with no clear signs of dementia or depression. The average age at the start of the study was about 78 years old. About three-quarters of the patients were female.
An overnight sleep study at the beginning of the study was used to diagnose participants with
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Getting enough sleep and enough exercise are both vital to a healthy mind and body. However, there is a strong link between one and the other. Better exercise often can equal better sleep. Let's find out more!
You're more likely to get a good night's sleep if you perform moderate exercise for at least 150 minutes a week - that's only 30 minutes a day for five days. This finding from Oregon State University comes after reviewing data on more than 3,000 adults between ages 18 and 85 who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
For a week after they were examined, the study participants wore an accelerometer on their right hip for a week. Results showed that those who did moderate exercise for