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Ways to promote healthy summer sleep routines for your family

Original source: https://infonet.pennstatehershey.net/web/news/-/the-medical-minute-ways-to-promote-healthy-summer-sleep-routines-for-your-family The lazy days of summer can be peaceful and relaxing, but they can also wreak havoc on your body’s internal clock. Longer days, evening outdoors activities and a lack of school the next morning can throw even the most conscientious family’s sleep schedules out of whack. Dr. Cheryl Tierney, chief of behavior […]

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If your kids are begging for more screen time, make sure it’s not at this time of day

Original source: https://www.popsugar.com/moms/Screen-Time-Before-Bed-Study-44352509 Denying our children screen time can often be met with a temper tantrum, but a new study is proving that we’re actually helping our kids by saying “no,” especially at nighttime. A study from researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine analyzed the impact of screen time before bed on sleep and nutrition, and while […]

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Screen time before bed can disrupt sleep and nutrition in children

Original source: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/screen-time-before-bed-can-disrupt-sleep-and-nutrition-in-children-121117.html Kids who use smartphones and other digital devices before bed may be at risk of suffering from sleep and nutrition problems, a new study suggests. After surveying 234 parents of eight- to 17-year-olds about their kids’ technology use and sleep habits, researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found that using technology before […]

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Infographic: Sleep safety for baby

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=5438101a-7ff8-4aa2-bb21-f9983918fa46#.Wp7oFFw-dBw Pillows and blankets seem like cute crib additions, but they may also make your baby’s sleep environment hazardous. Click the interactive infographic below to find out what else can make your baby’s sleep safe or unsafe.

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Spring forward without losing sleep

Original Source: http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/News/NewsAndFeatures/Pages/Spring-forward-without-losing-sleep.aspx The second Sunday in March is when the clocks turn forward one hour. For the most part, the time change comes as good news, as it means that warmer weather is just around the corner. But the bad news is we lose an hour of sleep. Unsurprisingly, most families have a hard time adjusting […]

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Spring Forward: 8 Ways to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

Original Source: http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-how-to-survive-the-time-change-20160312-story.html Wake up, sleepyhead! This weekend is the beginning of daylight saving time, you know, the first part in “spring forward, fall back.” So that means we lose an hour of dreamy weekend slumber when clocks are set to jump forward an hour early Sunday morning. And that can be problematic for many. “Some […]

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Why some adapt to time changes easier than others

Original Source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2016/11/the-medical-minute-why-some-adapt-to-time-changes-easier-than-others/ Whether you barely noticed the time change or are still feeling the effects of the end of Daylight Saving Time, you probably have your genes to blame. Dr. Sheila Asghar, a pediatric neurologist at Penn State Children’s Hospital who is trained in sleep medicine, said changing the clock by an hour twice a year may […]

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Screen time at night affects kids’ sleep

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=18267f4a-e66c-4970-809b-b2a4d395e310#.WphT7R3wbRZ Nearly half of teens don’t get the recommended amount of sleep, according to a National Sleep Foundation poll. And using electronics—including computers, smartphones, tablets and TVs—may be a big reason why. A new report summarizing current research confirms that more screen time is tied to worse sleep. Kids and teens who sleep with a television, […]

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A risky position: Parents don’t always put babies to sleep on their backs

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=1e06ee8a-bfce-486a-bcd0-226f9976e1d8#.WphTcR3wbRZ Placing babies on their backs to sleep is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)—a leading cause of death in infants. Since the early 1990s, doctors have made that message loud and clear. And their efforts have led to a significant drop in SIDS deaths. […]

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