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    New bedtime story for adults reminds you to eliminate distractions and set the mood for a good night’s sleep.

    Reading to children has been shown increase their vocabulary and is linked with academic success, creativity and increased bonding between parents and children. Reading before bed is routine for many families as a time to slow down, quiet down and prepare for sleep. Goodnight moon, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, … Read More »

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    Sleep Trigger Found in Mice May Help Treat Insomnia in Humans

    Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a circuit in the brains of mice that regulates their sleep-wake cycle.  As many as 25-30% of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia, the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night (learn more about insomnia here). Louis de Lecea, PhD., professor of psychiatry … Read More »

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    10 of the Most Important Things You Need to Know About Sleep

    The National Sleep Foundation is celebrating its annual Sleep Awareness Week © March 6th through March 13th, to raise awareness of the health benefits of sleep and its importance to safety and productivity. We’ve compiled a list of ten of the most important things you should know about sleep. Learn more and spread awareness about sleep … Read More »

  • Insomnia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

    Everyone has had trouble sleeping at some point in their lives. Maybe nerves about an upcoming presentation, a late-afternoon nap, or a hefty before-bed snack kept you up into the wee hours of the night. The next day probably wasn’t one of your best–maybe you felt sluggish, exhausted, and irritable.  But for insomniacs, this experience … Read More »