Any break from school is time reserved for rest and recuperation from daily school routines. However, abrupt changes in sleep habits can leave both you and your child stressed instead of refreshed, and sleep deprivation can affect your child’s school performance. For extended breaks, parents should pay careful attention to their children’s sleep patterns and … Continue reading How to help your child keep a healthy sleep schedule over school breaks
Thanks to smartphones and smart appliances, most electronics will automatically make the switch for daylight saving time. But there’s a reason your body doesn’t adapt as easily as your gadgets. Nina Desai, MD, a family medicine physician on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Austin North Burnet said good sleep is … Continue reading Daylight Saving: “Fall back” into a good sleep pattern
The quality of your sleep can make or break your entire day. Not getting enough sleep can leave you feeling sluggish, forgetful and in a haze. Lack of sleep also increases your risk of making mistakes and impairs your judgment, which can be a hazard on the road and at work. Sleep deprivation can also … Continue reading Sleep numbers: Facts and figures for a better shut-eye
Want to do your heart a favor? Turn off the TV, log out of the video game, put down the book — and go to sleep. Lack of sleep doesn’t always show up on the list of risk factors for heart disease, but many studies document that it should. People who don’t get enough sleep, … Continue reading How sleep affects your heart health
You know what happens when you don’t get enough sleep: You’re less sharp and more irritable, and your reaction times slow. That’s because sleep is essential to our mental and physical health. Well, it’s vital for children, too. It’s very important that children get the right amount of sleep at night. The younger the child, … Continue reading Sleep recommendations by age: Is your child getting enough ZzZz’s?
Would you consider yourself among the most sleep-deprived in America? According to a recent survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, those catching the least amount of shut-eye are single moms. The report found that 44 percent of single moms living with children under the age of 18 get less than the recommended … Continue reading To moms living with sleep deprivation, you’re not alone
You may call yourself a night owl, but the reality of sleep deprivation is that staying up too late is bad for your health. “There is no doubt that adequate duration and quality sleep is important to our health,” said Peter Yau, MD, a pulmonologist on the medical staff at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – … Continue reading What staying up late is doing to you
A recent study led by a University of California, San Francisco sleep researcher confirms if we aren’t getting enough sleep, we are at increased risk for catching the common cold. The health community has long believed sleep is important, but there is always debate on just how much sleep we really need and what implications … Continue reading Sick of being sick? Get more sleep.
When bedtime rolls around, you’re anxious to turn out the light and get to sleep. You assume a comfortable position and slowly drift off to sleep. But do you wake up with back aches? Do others complain of you snoring? These factors could be altered by simply changing your sleeping position. In order to get … Continue reading Which sleep position is best for you?
Are you getting the recommended seven to nine hours of shut-eye every night? Most likely not, says David L. Luterman, M.D., medical director of the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas’ Sleep Center. He offers seven tips to help you improve your sleep one day (and night) at a time. Day 1: Allow Enough Time … Continue reading 7 Days to Better Sleep