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Teaching Children How To Sleep

Teaching Children How To Sleep

There have been scary stories online of parents who got overwhelmed and decided to give their children sleeping pills out of desperation and then something terrible happened. However there are also success stories of parents speaking with pediatricians and receiving natural sleeping supplements to help their child short term. There are children who truly do need a sleep aid to help them finally hit the pillow and actually go to sleep. These include children with ADHD, Autism, Insomnia, Eczema etc….

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What is Your Sleep Type?

What is Your Sleep Type?

Many have heard the question, “Are you an Early Bird or Night Owl?” Though recently CBS News reported a study done by sleep specialist and best-selling author Dr. Michael Breus. He stated that there are actually 4 different sleep types. Lions- Early Risers Bears- People who have energy mid-day Wolves- those who enjoy late evening Dolphins- Insomniacs CBS reported these statistics, “It turns out that roughly 15 percent of people are lions (the category more commonly known as “early birds”)….

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Try These Tips For a Deeper Sleep

Try These Tips For a Deeper Sleep

When asked what are your strategies for a longer deeper sleep this is what some people submitted. Try some of these tips and see if they work for you. Glass of milk before you brush your teeth.  Sentimental sounds (music boxes, lullabies, white noise etc) Try a homemade milk bath: two parts powdered milk, one part cornstarch to relax your body Meditation breathing exercises – they even have apps to help guide you Create a routine that relaxes you Invest…

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Stop Watching The Clock

Stop Watching The Clock

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The time clicks by as you lay in bed watching your alarm clock fly through minutes. You become frustrated that you are trying to fall asleep and just cannot! This then makes you anxious about being sleepy in the morning and that anxiety makes your mind even more awake. If this sounds like you here are some tips. To stop watching the time and actually become friends with your pillow again.   Turn your alarm clock…

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What Is Your Sleep Quality?

What Is Your Sleep Quality?

Many people ask, “How much sleep do I really need?” The answer to that is difficult because every person is different. The sleep you need is individual. However everyone should beware of oversleeping. Staying in bed too long can be a symptom of other issues such as depression or other physical disorders. Doctors suggest that adults receive six to nine hours of sleep. Finding your personal sleep cycle that works for you is the key goal.   As too much…

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4 Hacks To Benefit Bedtime

4 Hacks To Benefit Bedtime

  Many people are searching for ways to improve their quality of sleep here are 4 of the hacks from an article on KSL. Check your sleeping surface– Do you wake up with muscle pain? Or does it take forever to get comfortable at night? If you are not getting the hours of sleep needed each night it might be time to invest in a better mattress or even a better pillow. Do your research! Your time spent on finding the…

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S.A.D In Children?

S.A.D In Children?

When people think of depression they usually imagine an adult. However depression and anxiety can affect children as well. One type of depression that affects both adults and children is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is sometimes not recognized right away because the depression comes and goes according to the seasons. Some external factors that can trigger S.A.D are cold and dark weather or the chaos of holidays or the loneliness from not seeing friends because of school break. Clinical…

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How to Help a Night Owl Get to Bed on Time

How to Help a Night Owl Get to Bed on Time

Sometimes our sleeping habits happen within us. Some kids like to arise with the sun while others just want to dance in the moonlight. So how do you help your child who just can’t sleep at night and then is sleepy at school? Here are some tips to help your little night owl get the Zzzz he or she needs. One helpful tool can be melatonin supplements. Pediatricians advise to only use this supplement  short-term. Use this as a re-setter…

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How To Develop Good Sleep Hygiene

How To Develop Good Sleep Hygiene

Many children and adults have trouble getting to sleep at night. This might be caused by bad “sleep hygiene” this term is defined as things that can help facilitate good, continuous and adequate sleep. Creating good sleep hygiene can be quite simple by following these tips. Create a Quiet Room – Remove items that can disrupt sleep. For example electronics, TV, or even noisy pets. Also have light blocking curtains to block out the glow from street lamps if you live…

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Tips to Prevent Jet Lag

Tips to Prevent Jet Lag

We have previously written about what jet lag is, the symptoms and how to overcome it. In this article we will discuss tips on how to prevent Jet Lag. Arrive early. – If you need to preform at your best for an important meeting or event arrive a few days early to adjust to your new timezone.  Get plenty of rest before your trip.  Get the rest you need before your trip. Set a good sleeping schedule. Gradually adjust your…

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