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Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® Free Program Materials

Original source: http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/bright-smiles-bright-futures/program-materials/for-teachers The classroom is a great place to teach dental care and oral health to kids. Help children learn the healthy habits that bring a bright smile and a bright future with this simple dental hygiene curriculum. Teachers have access to dental care material to encourage students to learn how to take care of […]

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School “Share Tables” Are Taking on Child Hunger and Food Waste

Original source: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/news/a46885/school-share-tables/?src=socialflowFB When nearly 13 million children face hunger every day, but the United States currently wastes about 40% of its food supply, something just doesn’t add up. But new “share tables” popping up in cafeterias across the country aim to address both problems in one fell swoop. The new initiative backed by the United States Department of Agriculture strives […]

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Infographic: Is your bedroom built for sleep?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/interactives/infographic.aspx?infographic=data/sleepEnvironment.svg&react=click&orientation=horizontal&fade=true&centered=true#.WhLuk1w-dBw Is your bedroom a restful haven that beckons you to sleep? Or is it a hive of activity that keeps you awake? It may be time for a bedroom review. Click the interactive infographic below to find out if your bedroom will help you get good-quality rest and simple changes that can help you […]

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Older, wiser, sleepier?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=94189e76-5f5e-4b08-a406-c4e89a242dd6#.WhL1TVw-dBw It’s normal for sleep behavior to change as we get older. However, some changes could signal a sleep disorder. Some changes in sleep cycles come naturally with age. But if you’re having regular trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or if you feel drowsy all day, the cause probably goes beyond getting older. […]

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Don’t let your sleep app keep you awake

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=e7f20c2b-d50b-40a6-b476-ac8ed6349eaf#.WhLyOFw-dBx Does your sleep tracker app often give you failing grades on your sleep, yet you feel fine? Don’t lose any sleep over it. As an article in the Journal of Clinic Sleep Medicine notes, sleep trackers can only offer limited information about your sleep habits. And if you wake up refreshed and feel like you […]

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Missing even a couple hours of shut-eye doubles crash risk

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=926cf5d1-b0d7-4602-9a55-7dd93527c341#.WhLv81w-dBw You may think you think you can skimp on sleep and still be safe behind the wheel. But a new report reveals just how dangerous that assumption is. National sleep organizations advise healthy adults to get at least seven hours of shut-eye each night. But coming up short by only an hour or […]

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Parents urged to share room (not bed) with baby

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=e1819b31-7f22-4e4c-bd5e-c9c3cb954bfc#.WhLwlVw-dBx Babies should sleep in the same room—but not the same bed—as their parents for at least the first six months of their life, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The advice appears in updated guidelines from the AAP about preventing sleep-related deaths among babies. This is the first update since 2011. Every year […]

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Infographic: 5 phases of healthy sleep

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/interactives/infographic.aspx?infographic=data/motion/sleepStages.svg&react=click#.WhLsI1w-dBz You may be resting during sleep, but your brain and body are hard at work. They need those hours to repair damaged cells, organize memories and re-energize. Click the interactive infographic below to find out why good sleep is good for your health.

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Infographic: How much sleep do I need?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/interactives/infographic.aspx?infographic=data/sleepNeeds.svg&react=click&orientation=vertical#.WhLqbFw-dBy Adequate sleep is a must for a healthy heart—no matter how much you exercise, how well you eat or what you weigh. Everyone’s sleep needs are different. Click the interactive infographic below to see general sleep guidelines for each age range.

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Snoring your way to heart trouble

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=ebf32ecb-64ce-4071-8746-7858394afcb4#.WhLpw1w-dBw There’s snoring. And then there’s obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is snoring with serious health risks. When a person has sleep apnea, his or her snores are punctuated by pauses in breathing. These pauses cause the person to gasp for air and wake up. The person falls back to sleep and may not […]

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