You may not know it, but May is actually Better Sleep Month. It's not just a good excuse to go out and get a new pillow - it's also an opportunity to take an eye-opening look at your sleep habits. Sleep is an important component of good health. According to the Harvard Women's Health Watch, an estimated 75% of people have difficulty getting some good shut-eye at least a few nights a week. And the problems go beyond too many hours... Read More
Getting the kids to bed at around the same time each night not only minimizes tantrums, but also can make your child smarter, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In a recent study, the AASM found that toddlers and preschoolers whose parents enforced a pre-bedtime routine and the same bedtime each evening did better on developmental and intelligence tests. The AASM recommends at least 11 hours per night for... Read More
Feeling like a zombie even after eight solid hours of counting sheep? You're not alone -- women complain of fatigue and tiredness twice as much as men. Sleepy symptoms can be exacerbated by the tasks many women find themselves taking on, including a career, household chores, caring for children...oh, and having a social life.
However tiring these things can be, there could be more to blame for tiredness... Read More