In general, restless legs syndrome (RLS) is not described as a painful condition. Rather it is often referred to as a "creepy-crawly" sensation, achiness, "unscratchable itch," "unpleasant tickle," "feeling of unrest," or "ants in the pants."
Every parent knows that having children means losing sleep. This begins with your pregnancy and extends through the course of your childrens' early years, and can exact a serious toll on your physical and mental health.
Sleep Awareness Week (March 3-10) should serve as a "wakeup call" for America, giving us the opportunity to get ourselves and our children back on track to better sleep, health and learning. Here are five tips to get started.
Nobody wants to be set up for poor performance before the first bell even rings. However, poor sleep habits of elementary, middle and high school students may make them sluggish during the day, hinder their success at school and contribute to long-term health problems.
I was really pleased to read this study. Its findings confirm what I have repeatedly seen in my own practice (and family): kids are very adaptable, especially when it comes to how and where (and with whom) they fall and stay asleep.
One of the myriad problems with this parenting gig is that they save the hardest part for last. BEDTIME. Bedtime should be in the morning -- when we're fresh and kind and sweet -- and decent parenting still seems like a very real possibility.
A recent study suggests that many cases of ADHD in children may have been misdiagnosed, and that behavior such as moodiness and hyperactivity might in fact be due to obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep disorder.
Except for a handful of forward-thinking school districts, the continuing resistance to starting high school later to accommodate the biological time clocks of teenagers speaks to the attitudes of the adults in charge of our children.