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The Best Times To Sleep, Wake, Exercise And Eat Are Based On Age, Circadian Rhythms

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 11.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Prueher

If you're wondering what the optimal times are to engage in certain activities, listen to your body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes governed by the body within a 24-hour clock, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. They are affected by environmental cues, such as sunlight, darkness and temperature.

10 Reasons Why Life Without Sleep Isn't So Bad

Chris Cate | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

The average person may spend one-third of their life sleeping, but parents aren't average people. We spend all three-thirds of our lives trying to put other people to sleep while never experiencing true relaxing sleep ourselves.

Optimize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

We've put together nine of the best ways you can enhance your space for sleep according to leading sleep hygiene experts and recent studies. Read on to learn what environmental changes can have the biggest impact on rest.

Dog Helps Little Boy With His Bedtime Ritual

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.06.2015 | Good News

From cleaning up to saying prayers to reading a storybook, bedtime becomes the best time when you’ve a canine pal. In the video above, w...

If You're Struggling With Your Child At Bedtime, the Bedtime Pass Can Help

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

You may have heard of the "bedtime pass," an innovative idea that is helping many children ages 3 to 10 years old (and their parents) who struggle with bedtime. The idea is simple: at bedtime, you give your child a notecard (i.e., bedtime pass), and he or she can come out of their bedroom to see mom or dad one time after they are tucked into bed for the night.

5 Signs You're Sleeping All Wrong

Thrillist | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Marina Komarovsky Credit: Shuttershock When you've had a night of really bad sleep, or just too little sleep, you know it. But sometimes t...

Why I Still Put My 8-Year-Old to Bed at Night

Nicole Sprinkle | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents
Nicole Sprinkle

As mothers, sometimes we indulge our children even when we know it's not quite the proper thing to do. We all have our secret "thing" that we're usually too embarrassed to admit to others, and it's almost always based in love, though perhaps at times a complicated version of it.

7 Simple Sleep Hacks To Make You Wake Up More Energized

Thrillist | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

If the amount of caffeine you need to wake up in the morning is approximately "all of it," you're not getting the quality, restorative sleep that seems to belong exclusively to babies and dead people. Thankfully, as with so many other life problems, there's a hack for that.

Night Shift

Nina Griffin | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Nina Griffin

September. Back to routine and structure; back to reasonable bedtimes for kids and adults, alike; back to resuming my role as the night cop: "Twenty minute warning.... ten minute warning... five minute warning... BEDTIME!"

Bedtime Blessings: Singing the Song of Remembrance

Jesua | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Bedtimes are not always golden rituals of expansive love and poignant cherishing in our home. Sometimes we are all exhausted and edgy by the time bedt...

Too Much Or Too Little Sleep Can Lead To Weight Gain And Disease

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Prueher

The right amount of quality sleep is critical to your health. Establish good sleeping habits and not only will you have more energy, be more alert and more productive, you will be healthier and may even shed a few unwanted pounds.

The Wilson Elementary Bedtime Chart: A Parent's Perspective

Gina Jacobs Thomas | Posted 09.14.2015 | Parents
Gina Jacobs Thomas

Now, I'm a Virgo and love me a good spreadsheet, so when I first looked at this meme, I thought "Wow, that's PERFECT! Every age and time is laid out so easily that I can pinpoint to the minute what is the best time for my child!"

'Unrealistic' Bedtime Rules Shared By Elementary School Go Viral

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents

A Wisconsin elementary school teacher recently shared a chart of optimal sleep times for children, and although the guide went viral on Facebook, pare...

Your Bedtime May Affect Your Sleep Quality

Yahoo! | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

The timing of our sleep is more important than previously thought, according to a new study that suggests it affects our sleep quality. Shifting mice...

There's A Kids' Book That Promises To Make Anyone Fall Asleep

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.23.2015 | Parents

Putting readers to sleep isn't usually an author's goal, but a Swedish behavioral scientist hopes his children's book will do just that. Carl-Johan Fo...

Parenting and Print: Defending the Traditional Bedtime Story

Nick Fouche | Posted 08.14.2015 | Books
Nick Fouche

In my experience, encouraging a relationship with books assists in communicating to children the idea of literacy as an invitation to that exciting 'effort' and 'quest' which can also be an adventure in itself.

10 Things I've Done Wrong As A Stay-At-Home Dad

Adrian Kulp | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I never took any parenting classes. I never read any books that would prepare me to be a father, let alone the primary-caregiver-type. Much like an apprenticeship, this is one of those "on-the-job" training situations.

Cool Dad Transforms Pop-Punk Classics Into Bedtime Lullabies

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

Even the loudest songs can be turned into a lullaby. Change the tempo, make a few instrument swaps and Blink 182's "All The Small Things" could beco...

9 Sleep Mistakes You're Probably Making After 9PM

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

It's one thing to make sleep a priority and another to actually achieve those blissful seven to nine hours of unadulterated shut-eye.  ...

'Excuse Me': A Sleep Doc's Secret for Helping Kids Fall Asleep on Their Own

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents
Tracy Cutchlow

Around age 3, my friends and I are finding, our good sleepers suddenly aren't. They want us in the room until they fall asleep. They want to climb into our beds in the middle of the night. (Actually, we find this sweet.) Or they refuse to even start the night in their beds. (Less sweet.)

Does Your Birthday Determine Your Bedtime? (Maybe)

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.26.2015 | Science
Van Winkle's

My birthday, August 19, 1986, shortly after six in the morning, makes me a Leo. A rising Leo, at that. Astrologically speaking, I should be a Super L...

Tips for Parents: Getting Kids to Sleep

Sarah Kupferschmidt | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Sarah Kupferschmidt

According to sleep experts a 7-12 year old should be getting approximately 10-11 hours of sleep every night. Unfortunately there are many children, and even more children with autism, that are simply not getting anywhere near enough sleep.

Friday Night (Mom Version)

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Meredith Masony

I remember getting ready to hit the town for some fun Friday night shenanigans back in my hay day. Now my Friday night's resemble screaming kids, laundry, dishes, dinner, and hopefully a glass of wine.

14-Second Video Sums Up Bedtime Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents

There is perhaps no greater triumph in parenting than successfully putting your baby to sleep and walking out of the nursery into sweet freedom. E...

How a Simple Bedtime Routine Changed My Family's Life

Sunday Tollefson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Sunday Tollefson

It's amazing how shifting our mindset to one of gratitude -- true, deep, fundamental gratitude -- changes lives.