While most of us wouldn’t think of giving our kids a double espresso alongside their yogurt and banana for breakfast, it turns out that many people’s preconceptions about the negative effects of caffeine may be based more on fiction than on fact.
Coming to terms with death extends beyond conscious thought, and is reflected in the visions and dreams of the dying. These can be so vivid as to disturb others, but are in fact a natural part of death.
It’s happened to most of us: the night before a big test, presentation, or job interview our sleep (which we so desperately need that night even more than others) is plagued by disturbing dreams in which we oversleep, miss our bus, arrive three hours late, forget our pencils, prepare the wrong material, or simply fail miserably and look like complete idiots.
…Everything was going fine until recently. He would indeed talk in his sleep every now and then, mostly about things that had happened to him during the day, or about other ordinary topics.
This changed several nights ago…
If your teen is like most, he enjoys staying up late, and sleeping in even later during the summer. That can make getting him back on a regular schedule in time for school really daunting. Tired of nagging for him to go to bed earlier in the evening and to get him out of bed earlier in the morning? There's another way that will probably prove a lot easier for both of you.
Summer’s almost over, and the kids are headed back to school in just a few short weeks. Here are seven things you can do to help make your child’s transition an easier one by getting their sleep back on track.
What do you do with a preschooler who just won't go to sleep? Some advice for a mother who writes about her 3 1/2 year old that "for the past 6 months, getting her to go to sleep at night has been a nightmare."
Many people watch television right before they go to sleep. Indeed, I’ve met many people who claim that they are unable to fall asleep unless there is a TV on in their bedroom. However, new research suggests that is counterproductive.
We all know that getting ourselves (or our kids) into bed is only half the struggle when it comes to falling asleep. Lying there, or tossing and turning as the minutes turn into hours while sleep continues to eludes us is really frustrating. But did you know that your sleep environment may be playing a big role in why it's so hard for you fall asleep at night?
We all dream during sleep. While we may not always pay attention to the content of our dreams, they can be extremely vivid, and associated with a wide range of emotions (sadness, fear, elation) that carries over into wakefulness. This is as true for adults as it is for children: in fact, many adults can recall in great detail dreams that they had decades earlier.
Does the prospect of having to wear CPAP each night, every night, for the foreseeable future keep you from sleeping? A new study holds out the promise of one day being able to treat obstructive sleep apnea with a pill, instead of CPAP.
Obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the soft portion of the throat collapses during sleep and blocks the flow of air into the lungs, causes lots of problems for a great many people. Now, it appears that men under the age of 65 who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea may also have a greater risk of developing cancer.
Many kids wake up at night, especially younger ones, and most of the time, it is because of non-medical reasons. However, some children do have underlying medical problems interfering with their sleep which require further investigation.