Light, Sleep & School-Aged Children: A Complex Relationship

Light is one of the most powerful signals in our environment—regulating the brain’s internal clock and affecting our sleep...

Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?

"Caleb was two when we first noticed his loud snoring," said Scott, Caleb's father. "We were alarmed but didn't...

Keep Tots Away from Tech for Better Sleep

It may seem like an easy form of entertainment and distraction, but tots and tech don’t mix well. For...

Nightmares and Sleep

Nightmares are dreams with vivid and disturbing content. They are most common in children during REM sleep, but they...

Electronics in the Bedroom: Why it’s Necessary to Turn Off Before...

Let’s face it –electronics are a part of life in the 21st century. Pros and cons to our increasing...

Eight Major Obstacles to Delaying School Start Times

The following are eight major obstacles to changing school start times: 1. Transportation Because most school districts have a delicately balanced...

Why Your Child Needs a Sleep Schedule Throughout the Summer

When the daylight hours lengthen and school lets out for the summer, it’s easy to take a relaxed attitude...

School Start Time and Sleep

Research tells us that later sleep and wake patterns among adolescents are biologically determined; the natural tendency for teenagers...

What Happens When My Child or Teen Doesn’t Get Enough Sleep?

Parents know that sleep is important for children– but chances are, they might not know just how vital getting...

Backgrounder: Later School Start Times

Adolescents today face a widespread chronic health problem: sleep deprivation. Although society often views sleep as a luxury that...

What Can You Do to Promote Good Dental Health

Because infectious diseases are frequently transmitted via touch, hand hygiene is an important first line of defense against the spread of infections in dental...