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Regular bedtimes and sufficient sleep for children may lead to healthier teens

Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to researchers at Penn State. The researchers identified groups of children by bedtime and sleep routines and tested longitudinal associations for each group with adolescent body mass index (BMI). Results are published Dec. 4 […]

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Kids’ sleep may suffer from moms’ tight work schedule

It may be tough for working moms to get a good night’s sleep, but working tight hours may affect their children’s sleep, too. After studying the sleep habits of children from ages five to nine, researchers found that when mothers reported less flexibility in their work schedules, their children got less sleep. When they gained […]

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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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