Posts Tagged ‘naps’

5 Steps That Will Restore Your Family’s Sleep and Sanity

Sleep is essential to our body’s rest and repair. While adults need anywhere from seven to nine hours of solid sleep, there is also evidence to suggest that women need a slightly longer amount of sleep due to their more complex brains. Sadly, women, and especially mothers are typically expected to get by with the least amount of sleep of anyone in the family. Mothers are also most likely to receive interrupted sleep, which one study showed is actually as detrimental as no sleep at all!

“Our study shows the impact of only one disrupted night. We know that these effects accumulate and therefore the functional price new parents — who awaken three to ten times a night for months on end — pay for common infant sleep disturbance is enormous,” said the study’s lead author, Professor Avi Sadeh of Tel Aviv University.

The disturbance of sleep affects all of us and is especially detrimental to children. The National Sleep Foundation recently changed its sleep recommendations for various age groups. They now recognize that, depending on their age, children need anywhere from eight to 17 hours of sleep.

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6 Ways to Get Better Sleep

There are many things that can interfere with a good night’s sleep– stress from work, family responsibilities, financial woes, relationship issues and illnesses. It comes as no surprise that a good night’s sleep eludes you from time to time. Fortunately you can adopt habits that encourage better sleep since it’s nearly impossible to control all of the factors that interfere with your sleep.

Here are 6 ways to achieve better sleep and feel more rested.

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Ways The Experts Can Get YOUR Baby Wrong

Being a new parent is overwhelming. Throw in sleep deprivation and it can even make you a little crazy! Between book “experts,” doctors, pediatricians, and even well-intentioned grandparents, there is so much conflicting advice on how to raise your little one. But what happens when a tried and true expert method just doesn’t work for you and your baby? Do you stay the course? Or is it ok to ditch the books and figure out what is right for you and your family?

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5 Signs Your Child is Ready to Give Up Naps

5 signs your child is ready to give up naps

 

Sleep. It’s one of the things parents think about, talk about and sometimes stress about most. As children get older, they will start to need less and less sleep. Babies drop naps as they get older, bedtimes get pushed back and eventually, sometime during toddlerhood, your child will stop napping completely.  But, how do you know when they are ready to stop napping?

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