Archive - August, 2010

Monitor children's sleep habits, parents advised

13 August 2010 by , No Comments
Keeping an eye on youngsters' bedtime routines and moods can help parents determine how much sleep their kids need, one expert has stated.

Monitoring children’s sleeping habits and the effects they have on them the following day, has been recommended by one expert. Medical director of the Florida Sleep Institute Dr William Kohler described how failing to get enough sleep can cause children to suffer from lack of concentration in school. In many cases, modern technology can be […]

'Exploring new surroundings' can aid sleep

13 August 2010 by , No Comments
Challenging the mind with new images or conversations can reportedly increase the chances of drifting off easier.

People who toss and turn on their mattress at night have been advised to spend more time outdoors taking in new sights and sounds. Professor Jim Horne, of Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Centre, described how altering routines can activate the brain and encourage slumber. “Stimulation makes the brain work harder than staying indoors surrounded by […]

Children often 'not bad sleepers'

13 August 2010 by , No Comments
Parents have been advised that many adults experience trouble keeping their little ones in bed.

Children are often not bad sleepers, they merely have slumber problems that are misunderstood, according to one expert. Dr Sarah Blunden, sleep researcher and psychologist at the Centre for Sleep Research at the University of South Australia, told ABC that youngsters can often struggle to snooze through the night as they are easily disturbed. She […]

Adults told: Stop kids from using technology before bed

12 August 2010 by , No Comments
The body's natural rhythms can be disrupted by bright lights emitted from computers and mobile phones, people have been warned.

Children who use technology before bed are less likely to be able to sleep easily, one expert has warned. Nancy Collop, president-elect of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, described how bright lights emitted by items such mobile phones and computers can hinder slumber, USA Today reports. She said: “Cellphones, Facebook, iPods and video games […]

New mattress 'can combat restless sleep'

12 August 2010 by , No Comments
Couples have been advised to ensure their sleeping environment is comfortable enough to promote sleep.

A decent mattress and good pillow are important factors in ensuring a peaceful night’s sleep. This is according to Men’s Fitness magazine, which gave readers tips on how best to drift off and awake feeling refreshed. In order to fully support the neck, individuals need to be lay prone and therefore, falling asleep in a […]

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