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Sleepwalking, What Parents Should Know

2015-05-04 21:50
sleepwalking, what parents should know

Neither of my parents were sleepwalkers, yet when I was about 12, I started wandering at night and engaging in activities such as making the bed. I was apparently in the minority, because a new study finds that more than 60 percent of kids whose mother and father were sleepwalkers also develop the practice themselves.

This discovery suggests that sleepwalking has a genetic component.

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Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

2015-01-26 12:59
Getting quality sleep when your young can boost memory when you're old

If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.

A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older.

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Could your E-reader cause unknown health problems?

2014-12-23 11:17
E-books might cause problems with sleep and morning alertness.

Penn State researchers warn that light emitting devices like your e-reader could interfere with getting a good night's sleep. One reason is because electronic devices seem to interfere with the sleep hormone melatonin. Scientists for a new study wonder if the light from iPads, Kindle and other electronic reading devices could have long-term negative health effects.

Authors of a new study say the finding is important given high numbers of people who are

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Lack of sleep in teens dramatically increases the risk for obesity

2014-08-21 20:29
Teen sleep and obesity

A lack of sleep among teens has been found to be associated with a significant increased risk for obesity. The consequences of not getting enough sleep can therefore be a lot more serious than simply falling asleep in class.

Optimizing sleep duration may help prevent excess weight gain in teens.

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Sleep education can help young kids sleep better

2014-06-18 10:14
A sleepy kid

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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Why We Feel Tired Even After 12 Hours of Sleep

2014-04-10 11:38
Sleep drunk

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.

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Lack of sleep may lead to loss of brain cells

2014-03-24 00:20

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.

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