The science behind power naps, and why they’re so damn good for you

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George Dvorsky | 9/26/13 2:31pm The stigma against napping is finally starting to wane — and for good reason. Taking a timeout to sleep during the day does much more than just give us a quick energy boost. It also confers some serious cognitive and health advantages as well. Here’s what the latest science tells us. Unlike 85% of all mammalian species, … Read More

Helpful Tips for Napping

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More than 85% of mammalian species are polyphasic sleepers, meaning that they sleep for short periods throughout the day. Humans are part of the minority of monophasic sleepers, meaning that our days are divided into two distinct periods, one for sleep and one for wakefulness. It is not clear that this is the natural sleep pattern of humans. Young children … Read More

Better bedtimes: Easy tips to get your child to the land of dreams

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One of the greatest stressful challenges that most parents face is getting their child to bed. It is important to establish the new routine of earlier nights before your child gets too exhausted. So here are some tips for easy ways to get your child to the land of dreams… As bedtime approaches, prepare your child‘s body for rest by turning the … Read More

What Happens When You Sleep?

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When we sleep well, we wake up feeling refreshed and alert for our daily activities. Sleep affects how we look, feel and perform on a daily basis, and can have a major impact on our overall quality of life. To get the most out of our sleep, both quantity and quality are important. Teens need at least 8 hours—and on … Read More

Facts about Sleeping Disorders

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Frequent Questions About Sleep Problems What are sleep disorders? There are at least 84 disorders of sleeping and waking that interfere with the quality of life, personal health, and endanger public safety because of their role in traffic and industrial accidents. These include problems with staying awake or maintaining a regular sleep/wake cycle, narcolepsy, sleepwalking, sleep-related seizures, bedwetting, nightmares, insomnia, … Read More