Several studies have reported the same results, that both long and short sleep durations are correlated with poor health and shortened lifespan, with most reporting a greater risk associated with long sleep.
As he sits in his CA office of his startup NeuroVigil, Low holds his miniature iBrain device. The size of two pennies, the miniature iBrain marks what scientists see as a revolution in the study of sleep
For this age group, the bedtime routine is typically the most challenging part of the day. Now that your child is older, you may want to modify her routine a little but make sure it remains soothing and predictable.
What you do with your body throughout the day influences how well you sleep at night. If you put a lot of junk into your body during the day, don't expect the resulting neurochemicals to become nicer at night.
Besides eating whole foods and moving your body, getting enough sleep is the most important thing you can do for your health. Sleep deprivation makes you fat and leads to depression, diabetes and pain.