On the surface of it, the timing of falling asleep seems fairly easy to understand. Once you have been awake for a certain period of time, you become tired and eventually go to sleep. The technical term for increasing sleepiness over time is the homeostatic sleep drive, as I explained in a previous post. However, there […]
Last week, I published a long post entitled, Should My Child Take Melatonin? A Guide for Parents. In that article, I really tried to focus on the medical side of the question. How safe is it? How should it be used? When should it be used? Obviously, the answer will vary for each child. My […]
Terra Ziporyn Snider writes eloquently here on the importance of creating sleep friendly communities. This is one of my favorite things I’ve published.
This year, I’m making it a New Year’s Resolution to commit to getting 30 minutes more of sleep. Will you join me? Many people choose losing weight, exercising more, or improving relationships. Sleeping more will help with all of these goals.
Sleep deprivation in teens is at epidemic levels in this country. A recent study was published by the Centers for Disease Control on the amount of time that teenagers get on an average school night. Students were surveyed over school years from 2007–2013. The results of the survey were alarming, even to those of us […]