A power nap is a short nap taken during the day to increase one’s energy. Also known as a “cat nap” to some older generations, these short periods of sleep are meant to be taken between regular daily activities instead of at night.
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Sensory disorders can come in a variety of severity levels. Some autistic kids may react to lights and colors while others have reactions to specific sounds and noises.
Insomnia is the term coined to most conditions where sleep is restricted. However, what many people fail to discern is the underlying cause of the insomnia.
How many times have you had a rough night without sleep and had the worst next day? How many times have you noted that your brain did not perform the way that it was supposed to?
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In what could be described as a condition on mythology, SUNDS, or sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome, has caused the unexplained deaths of a number of individuals during sleep, with the first documented cause occurring in the United States in 1977.
At one time, using melatonin for kids was as common as giving your child a chewy Flintstones multivitamin. However, times have changed. As more and more research has emerged, it is becoming strikingly obvious that melatonin is not the best sleep aid for children, and ideally, should be avoided.
One of the most essential elements in ensuring your child has a productive future is the amount of sleep they are having now. Lack of sleep during these childhood developmental years can significantly limit productivity, as well as mental and psychological well being.
While snoring is regarded by many as a harmless “habit”, in reality it is not and may pose a serious problem down the line, especially for young children.