Much like in the world at large, where we aren’t immune from things that happen in faraway places, within our own households we’re really only as strong as our collective immunity. If one person brings the flu in the house, for example, does everyone get it? In our home, we’ve definitely had takedown sickness […]
Could a lack of sleep be impacting the strength of your immune system? Folk wisdom has long promoted the belief that “sleep helps the body heal.” Over the past 15 years, a growing body of research has accumulated supporting the popular wisdom that sleep regulates the immune system and enhances immune defense.
One mechanism […]
Sleep is the one thing we all need to keep our bodies functioning optimally. However, many of us either don’t get enough sleep or have trouble with falling asleep and staying asleep. And while some people state that they do just fine on less sleep, many don’t realize how optimal they can and should […]
Now that school has started in most parts of the U.S., parents are getting their kids back into regular routines. While the summer doesn’t always mean unhealthy habits, some kids don’t transition well from summertime freedom into a schedule with early bedtimes and earlier mornings.
Helping a child unwind is not always as simple as […]
Insomnia, defined as the inability to achieve sufficient restorative sleep despite adequate opportunity, affects approximately fifty percent of the elderly population. Given the prevalence of the problem, it may seem as though insomnia is a normal part of aging, but to the contrary, lack of quality sleep can negatively impact several different measures of […]