The effects of sleep deprivation are more serious than just feeling cranky. We've all experienced the grumps and grizzles of a tired child or the feeling of having a short fuse when you haven't gotten those solid 8 hours. But...
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Melatonin is a hormone that helps us regulate sleep and wakefulness.  When we are sleep deprived, don't have a regular sleep routine or have a lack of melatonin, our ability to get deep, unbroken sleep is jeopardised. This may be...
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Night terrors affect 5 in every 100 children between the ages of 18 months to 6 years old. It's a frightening experience for both parent and child, and can be difficult to overcome. As opposed to nightmares, night terrors are...
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Ever wondered why the sound of rolling waves or pouring rain helps you sleep? These soothing background noises are more than just peaceful--technically, they're 'non-threatening'. Our brain interprets non-threatening noises as a signal that says, "Don't worry, you're alright". These...
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Getting a good night's rest isn't as easy as just counting sheep (anyone with a toddler can attest to that). The reality is, behavioural sleep problems affect countless families across the world. The cause for most of this? Stress and...
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Understanding children’s sleep cycles and why they struggle with sleep. Children need to get enough sleep so they can play, learn and concentrate during the day. It is during sleep that their bodies produce growth hormone. This is one of...
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