The current research delivers sobering news but also opens some important pathways for future inquiry, ones that may lead to new and better treatments for sleep problems and perhaps for other neurodegenerative diseases.
Let's face it, as adults we don't always weather these changes particularly well, so it's no surprise that our kids don't handle jet lag with ease and good humor. The good news is there are a number of things you can do to prepare them.
When I talk about sleep hygiene, I'm not only encouraging good sleep habits, but encouraging making changes that don't promote good quality sleep. One of the changes I find myself talking about most often has to do with alcohol.