Archive for 'Sleep'

How a Good Night’s Sleep Improves Grades

How a Good Night’s Sleep Improves Grades

How’s your child doing in school? An improvement in his grades may be no further away than a good night’s sleep. Sleep is a complex process with many stages including drowsiness, moderate sleep, deep restorative sleep, [...]

Sleep & Immune System

Sleep & Immune System

A look at how sleep can keep our children’s immune system strong. Sleep & Immune System More and more research is pointing to the fact that that sleep is a vital component in keeping disease at [...]

What to Do When Your Child Sleepwalks

What to Do When Your Child Sleepwalks

Did you sleepwalk as a child? Then chances are your child will be a sleep walker too! Sleepwalking. As strange as a phenomenon as it is, it’s one which is relatively common. Studies tell us that [...]

Bedtime Routines

Bedtime Routines

Why parents may want to create a bedtime routine for their babies. Bedtime Routines In the first year of a child’s life babies need anywhere from 13 to 15 hours of sleep each day, including naptime. [...]

Helping Children With Fear of the Dark

Helping Children With Fear of the Dark

When the bogeyman just won’t go away. When does that fear of the dark become a true phobia? Is your child afraid of the dark? For many children, especially preschoolers, the bogeyman is a very real [...]

How Sleep Affects Education

How Sleep Affects Education

The connection between adequate sleep and good grades. Sleep and Education How many hours of sleep is your child getting?  If your answer is 8, then chances are your child isn’t getting enough sleep.  In fact, [...]

Bedtime Stories for Boys

Bedtime Stories for Boys

The value of bedtime stories for boys. Bedtime Stories for Boys There’s nothing quite as wonderful as curling up with your children and reading them a bedtime story.  Bedtime stories are entertaining and provide all sorts [...]

Bedtime Struggles

Bedtime Struggles

Getting kids to bed at a decent time. Bedtime Struggles Is your child’s bedtime getting later and later? Maybe your child wants another drink of water, another story, another cuddle and sleep time is not 10 [...]

Sleep Deprivation & Driving

Sleep Deprivation & Driving

 What you need to know about teens, driving and sleep deprivation. Sleep Deprivation Studies show that getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night can have the same hazardous effects as drinking while driving.  And [...]

Bedtime Battles

Bedtime Battles

A few tips on dealing with those bedtime battles. Bedtime Battles Many kids hate the idea of separating from mom and dad at the end of the day, leading to bedtime battles.  While it’s the job [...]