sleep

Developing healthy sleeping habits may start with shutting off your screen

After a long day, we may find ourselves watching a TV program or scrolling through our smart phones. However, with so many Americans suffering from sleep deprivation, a better night sleep might require a new bedtime routine. If you need more convincing to turn off the computer and stop checking emails before bed, consider the …

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Rapid eye movements during sleep help us better understand dreamland

A recent study may broaden our understanding about what happens when we sleep, specifically in regard to our eye movements during dreams. Published in Nature Communications, the data suggests that the eye movements of a dreaming person and the activity deep in the brain, may reflect the movements of the eyes and the processing for …

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To nap or not to nap?

The alarm clock on my nightstand fills the room with its morning siren. Sleep time is now over. And because my son is battling an ear infection and my daughter had a nightmare, my night seemed even shorter than my snoring husband’s. But I am not alone in my sleep deprivation. It seems that the …

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The health benefits of yoga

Nationwide it appears yoga has recently skied in popularity. Beyond the ”coolness” factor of it, yoga actually has many health benefits. I can tell you that personally because I was diagnosed with a low back problem several months ago, and I began taking anti-inflammatories for several weeks thinking it would go away. Needless to say, …

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Make Bedtime Easier for Your Child with Special Needs

Bedtime is often a word that makes children – and parents – cringe with anxiety. Whether it’s crying, tantrums, refusals, waking up at all hours of the night or all out brawls, the obstacles that lead to bedtime drama are vast. Many children will struggle with bedtime at some point, but children with special needs …

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