Well-rested kids are healthier, happier and more successful

Poor sleep is associated with suicide risks, drug use, obesity and other serious health concerns. We can help these children sleep – and live better

Well-rested kids are healthier, happier and more successfulResearch says well-rested children and youth do better in school. Healthy sleep improves memory and attention, so kids are better able to learn. Well-rested children also have improved executive functioning, so they’re better able to plan and can perform difficult tasks with greater accuracy and speed. Well-rested children are also less irritable and impulsive, so…

Bringing sleep, and precious peace, to parents and children

Shan Roth of Jammy Time Sleep Solutions talks about helping parents feel confident and on top of their game

Bringing sleep, and precious peace, to parents and childrenShan Roth is a local pediatric sleep expert and founder of Jammy Time Sleep Solutions. What is Jammy Time Sleep Solutions? Roth: Jammy Time Sleep Solutions is a paediatric sleep consultancy – basically, I help parents teach their children how to sleep through the night and take long naps during the day. Many parents think…

Moving from pandemonium to peace in uncertain times

Our stressful, crazy world can lead to insomnia and worse. But there are ways to cope

Moving from pandemonium to peace in uncertain timesInsomnia could be called the 21st century disease. Falling asleep, staying asleep and getting enough sleep is ever more difficult, especially as one gets older – and everyone is getting older. Couple this with the increasing number of studies that show that lack of sufficient sleep is a major contributor to ill health. Now we…

5 things that may be disturbing your sleep

Doctors and health experts now warn that lack of quality sleep can be a serious health hazard

5 things that may be disturbing your sleepBack in the 1980s, there was an emphasis on productivity and multi-tasking. It was all about getting as much done in the day as possible. Of course, that meant many people skimped on sleep, thinking it would give them an edge. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Doctors and health experts now warn…

Tackling snoring as a family problem

Regardless of who may be the snorer, any disruption to one’s sleep can have short term and long term negative consequences

Tackling snoring as a family problemCALGARY, Alta. Dec. 1, 2016 /Troy Media/ - Snoring is often regarded as a condition which only affects adults, but it is also something which can, and does, affect children. While it has been estimated that 45 per cent of the population are snorers (with 25 per cent of adults being habitual snorers), the Sleep…

Sleep apnea the health issue right under our noses

Sleep apnea becoming disturbingly common in children and adolescents

Sleep apnea the health issue right under our nosesCALGARY, Alta. Oct. 14, 2016 /Troy Media/ - Sleep apnea, sleep-disordered breathing, and snoring: these are not just things you have to be aware of for you and your partner. These health issues are becoming disturbingly common in children and adolescents. Sleep-disordered breathing, which includes sleep apnea and snoring, [popup url="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21676944" height="1000" width="1200" scrollbars="1"]affects[/popup] 12 per…