Pretty soon, the clocks go forward as we “spring ahead” on Sunday, March 11th. We set our clocks ahead an hour as we re-enter daylight saving time. If you do not have children (and are not working overnight), this is a bit of a bummer and you lose an hour of sleep. If you do have kids, […]
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.