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Irregular bedtimes for kids may lead to behavioral problems


Children with irregular bedtimes may be more prone to having behavioral problems, according to a new study. Research published on Oct. 14 in Pediatrics showed that not going to bed at a regular time each night could interrupt a child’s natural circadian rhythm, leading to lack of sleep. This in turn could affect how the brain matures […]

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Bad Sleep ‘Dramatically’ Alters Body


A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people’s sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week. Writing in the journal PNAS, the researchers said the results helped […]

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‘Molecular basis’ for Jet Lag Found


Scientists believe they have figured out why it takes us so long to adapt when we travel to new time zones. Researchers at Oxford University say they have found the “molecular brakes” that prevent light resetting the body clock when we fly – causing jet lag. Experiments, reported in the journal Cell, showed “uncoupling” these brakes […]

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Melatonin and Sleep


Here is a great article from the National Sleep Foundation about Melatonin and sleep. You can read the full article HERE. Melatonin and Sleep The pattern of waking during the day when it is light and sleeping at night when it is dark is a natural part of human life. Only recently have scientists begun […]

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