Implementing bed times can be a struggle. Whether enforced upon a return from vacation, at the start of a new school year or even just in an effort to improve the family routine, a healthier sleep schedule is likely to be met with resistance. But despite the moans and groans parents may suffer when...
If you’ve ever traveled between time zones, you’re familiar with the groggy, thickheaded feeling of jet lag. What you might not realize, however, is that you’re likely putting your body through jet lag on a far more regular basis – without even leaving your house. Social jet lag is a term scientists use to describe the conflict...Read more
There seems to be an endless fascination with sleep: how much should we get, how do we get more, what happens when we don’t get enough and especially, how do we get better sleep? But despite the growing body of scientific studies, researchers are still scratching their heads over why it is, exactly, that we...Read more
We all know that a crummy night’s sleep can leave us feeling cranky and irritated. No doubt, you’ve looked in the mirror after getting the less-than-suggested 8 hours of shuteye and winced at the dark circles and puffy eyelids. A small group of scientists in Sweden conducted a study quantifying how much poor sleep can affect a...Read more