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Lack of sleep linked to many health problems. 60-second video.

A lack of sleep is really, really bad for your health. But, why, you ask?  Until recently, people thought that sleep was a passive state, merely giving your brain a break. But the latest science shows that sleep does so much more. In fact, your body uses sleep to regulate and cleanse its many systems. Sleep has even been compared Read More »

Summer Vacation. A Sleep Guide for Kids.

As kids, we were excited about summer vacation. No school. No homework. Just relaxing and fun for three months. Fast-forward to you being the parent; summer vacation is not as exciting. Without school, what are your kids going to do all day? Sleep the days away and stay up all night? Without the structure of Read More »

Top 10 Signs You Need a New Mattress

Your mattress is an essential part of your everyday life, and you put a lot of thought into selecting just the right mattress for you. So it can be easy—and tempting—to believe that you and your mattress will be together forever. Unfortunately, no matter how amazing your mattress may be, this is one relationship that Read More »

Sleeping with a newborn baby: an ObGyn gives advice

Congratulations, and welcome to motherhood for the first, second, or greater time. It is the hardest job you will ever have but it comes with the greatest benefits package. For me, the most difficult part of the newborn period is sleep deprivation. My daughter needed to nurse every 2-3 hours for one week, and every Read More »

Teeth grinding: How to escape the grind of bruxism

We think of sleep as the most relaxed state our bodies can reach—and, for the most part, that’s true. Yet there are exceptions. One of the biggest ones is a phenomenon that is the epitome of non-relaxation. It’s characterized by tension and destruction that somehow slipped its way into the chilled-out world of sleep: bruxism. Read More »

Best new bedtime picture books

There’s something special about reading a bedtime story with a child. Many kids are extra sweet at bedtime, so you get quality time and bonding to the max. You’ve likely already shared your favorite classic books with your kids or grandkids. Several times, right? Goodnight, Moon. The Hungry Caterpillar. The Velveteen Rabbit. The Missing Piece. Green Read More »