A Healthy Sleep Lifestyle Begins in Childhood

In recent years, researchers have confirmed the importance of sleep in a child’s growth and development. Not only do children need more sleep than adults, but we now know that ensuring sleep in childhood can have lifetime benefits. Although the critical importance of sleep for children may seem obvious, many of our children fail to get the sleep they need for optimal physical and psychological development and functioning. Children’s sleep health has become a new priority in prevention and … [Read more...]

“Falling” into a Healthy Sleep Lifestyle

  Autumn is officially here, and with it comes beautiful fall foliage and the crisp and cooler “sweater weather” that many of us welcome after the dog days of summer. The shorter days and earlier sunsets mark the nearing of the end of daylight savings time on November 5, 2017—and the inevitable change in our sleep schedules that accompany it.  Let’s hear it for an extra hour of sleep                                                                                                If … [Read more...]

Start Every Day With a Good Night’s Sleep — There’s An App for That!

If you're anything like me, then you don't have the best night of slumber every night, but you try to. On any given night, it could be anything from noise to tossing and turning in bed to staying up in the wee hours of the morning catching up on my weekly shows. No matter the cause, my sleep is being affected and I can tell in my waking hours. So after some careful research --or using Google on my smartphone-- I came across an article from Paste Magazine that I felt could help point me in the … [Read more...]

25 Numbers That Will Convince You to Prioritize Sleep

Even when it comes to sleep, the numbers don’t lie. Sleep is so critically important to our health and well-being that it behooves us to learn about sleep, consistently get the sleep we need, protect the sleep of others, and help spread the word on the benefits of sufficient sleep. Sleep affects all of us in so many ways: our health, our work, our safety, our education, our achievements and our successes —even our collective quality of life. And with the proliferation of sleep research … [Read more...]