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It’s harder for kids to get to sleep when it’s light outside and they’re not as tired. Alena Ozerova/Shutterstock

6 ways to stop daylight saving derailing your child’s sleep

Daylight saving time starts this weekend, and it can often be the beginning of new dramas getting kids to bed. Here's how to make the transition a little smoother.
Is a bottle of morning milk at night the equivalent of turning on all the lights at bedtime? comzeal images/Shutterstock.com

Human breast milk may help babies tell time via circadian signals from mom

Breast milk contains ingredients in concentrations that change over the course of the day. Researchers think milk is chrononutrition, carrying molecular messages to help set a baby's internal clock.
Changing to daylight saving time can impact our mood, our risk of heart attack and how much exercise we get. Gregory Pappas

How the switchover to daylight saving time affects our health

Daylight saving time begins this weekend, which means many of us will get an hour less sleep. But the health effects go beyond sleep – and can last two weeks or more. Here's what the research says.
The circadian rhythm is present in every single cell of your body, guided by the central clock that resides in the brain. Creations/Shutterstock.com

Simple blood test could read people’s internal clock

Everybody has a personal internal clock in their brain that dictates when we feel like eating, waking and sleeping. But what happens when our life doesn't match our body clock? And how do we read it?
All parents have probably struggled to get their kids to sleep at some point. This is even more difficult when a child has ADHD. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Improving sleep in children with ADHD has some lessons for all parents

Children with ADHD are much more likely than other kids to struggle getting to sleep, and staying asleep. Up to 73% of Australian parents report their child with ADHD has problems sleeping.
Light from electronic devices can alter the quality of sleep our quality. Alexander Rentsch/Flickr

Booting up or powering down: how e-readers affect your sleep

While many of these devices, especially e-readers, seem harmless enough, the light they emit may affect our sleep patterns and leave us feeling tired the next day.
Time spent checking the clock when you can’t sleep may be feeding your insomnia. bark/Flickr

Explainer: what is insomnia and what can you do about it?

We all have a poor night’s sleep from time to time: those nights when you lie awake for hours trying desperately to go to sleep but can’t stop worrying about tomorrow. Or when you repeatedly wake up throughout…
Sleeping on the plane is no jet lag cure. Edward Simpson

Mathematicians develop new app to put jet lag to bed

Jet lag is a discomfort many of us will have experienced in the days following a long-haul flight across time zones. Mathematicians in the US may have a jet-lag cure in the form a new app called Entrain…

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