In 2010, the American Medical Association and American Academy of Sleep Medicine recognized insufficient sleep in adolescents as a serious health risk. Children of all ages require sleep for brain development, mental health and physical health. Sleep deprivation is common in teens, who are trying to balance school, social activities, work and extracurricular events. However, […]
Benefits of Sleep
Any parent who has ever reviewed a list of symptoms for teenage depression knows that sleep disturbance is one on the telltale signs of this common mood disorder.
It has long been thought by most people that older people don’t need as much sleep as younger people do, presumably because they are less active and don’t get as tired from the day’s exertions. It’s true that older people often experience an inability to fall asleep, with 13% of older men taking 30 minutes or more
Every year, more research confirms an alarming increasing trend: more of us are getting less sleep. One study in late 2018 concluded that one-third of Americans sleep less than six hours a night, or 32.9 percent of the 400,000 people who took a health survey. Sleep experts have said the number of people sleeping poorly keeps
Said the famous baseball star, coach and philosopher, Yogi Berra, “If I didn’t wake up, I’d still be asleep.” No doubt, many funny things have been said about sleep. But the quality and amount of sleep are serious matters, especially for growing children. Why is Lack of Sleep in Children Critical? Good sleep is as