Category Archives: Pediatric Health: Sleep

Later school start times improve sleep, daytime functioning in adolescents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Julie Boergers, Ph.D., a psychologist and sleep expert from the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center, recently led a study linking later school start times to improved sleep and mood in teens. The article, titled “Later School Start … Continue reading

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3 tips to improve sleep

Newswise — Does your holiday wish list include getting more sleep? With an increase in parties and get-togethers, increased food and alcohol consumption and a general disruption of normal routines, the month of December can be exhausting. Shalini Paruthi M.D. … Continue reading

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Nearly 55 percent of U.S. infants sleep with potentially unsafe bedding

Nearly 55 percent of U.S. infants are placed to sleep with bedding that increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, despite recommendations against the practice, report researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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Not sleeping: the price we all pay

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Most Americans who spend part of the year on daylight saving time look forward to the extra hour of sleep when it’s time to “fall back” to standard time. We are a nation of sleep-deprived people, and … Continue reading

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Toddler sleep difficulties common among those with psychiatric disorders

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – John Boekamp, Ph.D., clinical director of the Pediatric Partial Hospital Program (PPHP) at Bradley Hospital recently led a study that found sleep difficulties - particularly problems with falling asleep - were very common among toddlers and preschool-aged … Continue reading

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How hitting the snooze button messes up your day

You know you’ve been there: Your alarm starts blaring in the a.m., and with your brain consumed by a lethargy haze, you reflexively reach over and hit snooze, stealing yourself 10 more minutes of shuteye, then another 10 minutes, and … Continue reading

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First evidence that shorter nighttime sleep duration has a linear association with higher energy intake early in life

International Journal of Obesity (2014) 38, 926–929; doi:10.1038/ijo.2014.50; published online 29 April 2014 Sleep and energy intake in early childhood A Fisher1, L McDonald1, C H M van Jaarsveld1,2, C Llewellyn1, A Fildes1, S Schrempft1 and J Wardle1 1Health Behaviour … Continue reading

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Sleep after learning strengthens connections between brain cells and enhances memory

June 5, 2014 — In study published today in Science, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center show for the first time that sleep after learning encourages the growth of dendritic spines, the tiny protrusions from brain cells that connect to … Continue reading

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Overweight teens more likely to be rejected as friends by normal weight peers

Tempe, Ariz. (May, 15, 2014) - Overweight young people are more likely to be rejected as friends by peers who are of normal weight, according to new research by Arizona State University social scientists. “Using Social Network Analysis to Clarify … Continue reading

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Depressed youth, nicotine, and delayed sleep onset: a new study

Delayed sleep onset in depressed young people Nicholas Glozier, Bridianne O¿Dea, Patrick D McGorry, Christos Pantelis, Günter Paul Amminger, Daniel F Hermens, Rosemary Purcell, Elizabeth Scott and Ian B Hickie BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14:33 doi:10.1186/1471-244X-14-33 Published: 8 February 2014 Abstract … Continue reading

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ADHD, iron levels, and sleep problems: new research

Parent-reported sleep problems, symptom ratings, and serum ferritin levels in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a case control study Maha K Abou-Khadra, Omnia R Amin, Olfat G Shaker and Thanaa M Rabah BMC Pediatrics 2013, 13:217 doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-217 Published: 30 December 2013 … Continue reading

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Kids who sleep more may eat less

It seems everyone is looking for a culprit when it comes to childhood obesity: fast food, sugary drinks, super-sized everything. But it turns out part of the blame may lie with the simple matter of turning out the lights and … Continue reading

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Behavioral problems in kids linked to irregular bedtimes in new study

Researchers from UCL have found that children with irregular bedtimes are more likely to have behavioural difficulties. The study, which is published in the journal Pediatrics, found that irregular bedtimes could disrupt natural body rhythms and cause sleep deprivation, undermining … Continue reading

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