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Sleep and Your Menstrual Cycle

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 28, 2021 8:00:00 AM

For women, there is that time once a month when you experience your menstrual cycle. However, the menstrual cycle is not isolated to just those 3-7 days. There are often extra-cycle symptoms that affect women a majority of the days in a month. If there are numerous symptoms or the severity of them is great, then you may be diagnosed with PMS or PMDD. A common symptom that women with PMS or PMDD experience is insomnia. Continue reading to find out how your menstrual cycle may be negatively impacting your sleep. 

 

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How Cosleeping Can Help You and Your Baby

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Cosleeping is a term for sleeping with your baby or child in the same bed. Although there are different theories on the safety and wellbeing effects of cosleeping, this practice may help you and your child in the long run. It's important to note that small infants who are at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) should not be in the same bed, but should be in a separate space with a firm mattress and a fitted sheet to avoid suffocation. However, as children grow older and their safety risks decline, extended cosleeping may still be an option for your family. Read more to decide if this is the right move for your family.

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ADHD or Sleep Deprivation?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 26, 2021 3:13:00 PM

How Many Hours of Sleep Do Children Need?

Children need more sleep than adults. The younger the child, the more sleep they need. Below is a guideline for the amount of recommended number of hours of sleep your child should be getting based on their age [Sleep Foundation]. All children are different and have unique needs, so below is a general guide, but it's important to be in tune to what your child needs and try to match that. 

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Why Too Much Television Time Might Be Why Your Child Isn’t Sleeping

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 22, 2021 1:39:00 PM

Signs Your Child Isn’t Sleeping Enough

When your child isn’t sleeping enough, they will likely show signs. Hence terms like the witching hour, which refers to that time in the evening when our children get tired and start to be defiant, hyperactive, and/or crabby.

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How Much Sleep Do Children Need

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 20, 2021 1:38:00 PM

How Much Sleep Do Children Need?

Children need more sleep than adults. The younger the child, the more sleep they need. Below is a guideline for the amount of recommended, minimum, and maximum amount of sleep your child should be getting based on their age [Sleep Foundation]. All children are different and have unique needs, hence there is a recommended number listed, and outside of that a minimum and maximum amount of sleep are listed as well:

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Ways to Tell If Your Child Has a Sleep Disorder

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 8, 2021 12:01:00 PM

How Much Sleep Do Children Need?

Children need at least nine hours of sleep, up to about 17 hours for newborns [Baby Center]. A lack of sleep for children can significantly impact children's performance, both in school and in behavior.

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Snoring Child? Sleep Apnea in Children

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 5, 2021 11:59:00 AM

What is Sleep Apnea in Children

Sleep apnea is a medical condition where you stop breathing many times throughout the night and, in consequence, momentarily wake up throughout the night. Symptoms of sleep apnea in children are also the same as adults, though you might describe some of the symptoms more in "child" terms:

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Signs of Sleep Trouble in Children

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 10, 2021 11:42:00 AM

How Much Sleep Should Children Have

Children need a lot more sleep than adults, period. By children, we are talking about adolescents from babies (1 year old) to teenagers (17 years old) The recommended amount of sleep for children varies with age. Here are some ranges that you will commonly see for nighttime sleep recommendations [NHS]:

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ADHD or Sleep Deprivation?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

How Many Hours of Sleep Do Children Need?

Children need more sleep than adults. The younger the child, the more sleep they need. Below is a guideline for the amount of recommended, minimum, and maximum amount of sleep your child should be getting based on their age [Sleep Foundation]. All children are different and have unique needs, hence there is a recommended number listed, and outside of that a minimum and maximum amount of sleep are listed as well:

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Why Too Much Television Time Might Be Why Your Child Isn’t Sleeping

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Signs Your Child Isn’t Sleeping Enough

When your child isn’t sleeping enough, they will likely show signs. Hence terms like the witching hour, which refers to that time in the evening when our children get tired and start to be defiant, hyperactive, and/or crabby.

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