Let’s face it; at some point in time, many of us have had a difficult time getting to sleep, for one reason or another.
Archive for December, 2012
What is Shift Work Sleep Disorder?
Shortened as SWSD, this is a disorder affecting the normal sleep-wake cycle, normally manifested as constant sleepiness during the daytime and inability to sleep when you would normally want to sleep(at night).
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.