Getting adequate sleep is essential for the healthy development of young kids. When problems arise with young kids sleeping well a growing awareness of the potential dangerous side effects of drugs to help kids sleep has lead to an interest in non-drug interventions to help with this problem. One successful approach to helping kids to sleep naturally is sleep education.
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If you sleep more than the recommended number of hours per day, you may be a sleep drunk reports a new episode of The Dr. Oz Show. He explains to viewers how your sleep cycle works and what you may be doing wrong that leaves you feeling tired even after a full 12 hours of sleep.
Lack of adequate sleep may lead to much more serious problems than previously thought. We like to think that we can catch up on a sleep deficit without any residual problems and move on with our lives with a totally refreshed feeling after a good nights sleep. However, new research has found this may not be true. In fact too much loss of sleep may actually lead to serious damage in the brain.
Children need a great deal of sleep to maintain good overall health. When there appears to be sleep problems for kids it's a good idea to try natural remedies to help induce sleep in order to avoid the potentially very serious side effects associated with using any type of sleeping medications for children. Keeping kids active during the day and good nutrition should help.
It is vitally important for your kids to sleep well at night to maintain good mental health. Although good nutrition is often highlighted as being the most significant factor for good mental health in a growing child, the vital importance of good sleep should not be forgotten. Recent research points to a genetic link between sleep disorders in kids and depression.