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  • Help Your Kids Sleep Better with Seven Hugs

    Help Your Kids Sleep Better with Seven Hugs

    Thank you to Seven Hugs for sponsoring the following article. All opinions are my own. As a mother of two young children, I understand the importance of sleep for growing and grown-up bodies alike. Bedtime in my house, however, is often a struggle. My four-year-old daughter is supposed to go to sleep at 8 o’clock […] More

  • Naptime for a Very Tired Little Girl

    Napping Linked to Reduced Sleep Quality After Age 2

    Although many young children continue to take at least one nap daily as older toddlers and preschoolers, new research published in Archives of Disease in Childhood suggests that daytime napping results in poorer sleep quality in young children after age 2. Sleep recommendations for young children include allowing toddlers to take a nap during the […] More

  • HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper by Bed 2

    HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Review

    While pregnant with my son, I began searching for a baby bed that would allow me to keep him close to me at night in my bedroom. After seeing a number of positive reviews of the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper from my fellow bloggers, I contacted the company about my reviewing one for The Parenting […] More

  • Man Sleeping and Snoring

    Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Pneumonia

    Individuals who suffer from sleep apnea, a chronic disorder that causes disrupted sleep, appear to have a higher risk of pneumonia, suggests a new study from Taiwan as published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. According to the National […] More

  • Mother and Child Napping

    Disrupted Sleep Can Speed Up Cancer

    Disrupted sleep marked by poor-quality sleep and frequent awakenings can cause cancer to grow more aggressively and more quickly, suggests a new study published in the journal Cancer Research. Previous research on sleep apnea has also linked the condition, which is marked by disrupted sleep, to an increased risk of death from cancer. To investigate […] More

  • Moms Need More Sleep Than Dads to Stay Healthy

    Moms Need More Sleep Than Dads to Stay Healthy

    After a child is born, it is often the mom who wakes up in the middle of the night to care for that child. Consequently it is also often the mother who is lacking the most sleep. Now a study from scientists at Duke University claims that moms, and women in general, need more sleep […] More

  • Child Cuddling with Puppy

    Consistent Sleep Patterns Linked to Healthier Weight

    Maintaining consistent sleep patterns may help individuals maintain a healthier weight, says new study recently published online in the American Journal of Health Promotion. Researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah sought to examine the relationship between sleep patterns and weight in young adult women. The study used a cross-sectional design in which sleep and […] More