Cars are often warm and comfortable and we are usually feeling safe and relaxed.
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You might be trying to catch up on sleep. Sleep scientists say some children need only nine hours of sleep at night, while others need as much as 11 hours. It depends on the person.
Science shows that early starts can be bad for teenagers' health. Schools and universities would be better off starting at 10am.
Getting enough sleep can help our memory, waistline and our performance at work.
If you need an alarm to get up in the morning, you're probably not getting enough sleep.
At some point, it stopped being all fun and games.
With studies from the past year exploring the relationship between smartphone use and mental health, sleep, learning and romance, a more nuanced portrait of the device has emerged.
Poor quality sleep is almost guaranteed over the festive period. Here's how to get some decent shut-eye.
Waking up is hard to do.
It's normal to feel a bit groggy when you wake up – parts of your brain are still asleep.
Children with an irregular bedtime performed worse on cognitive tests, had worse behaviour and were more likely to be obese than others.
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It is worth remembering that sleep 'crises' are far from new.
Worrying about not being able to sleep pushes it further away.
If you're tossing and turning in the middle of the night, these techniques may help you to nod off.
The amount of time teens have spent working and participating in extracurricular activities has held steady in recent years. There has, however, been one big change in their lives: smartphones.
Not all young children want – or are able – to sleep at the same time.
Mandatory sleep times in early childhood settings do not work for children, educators or parents, and need to change.
Bad night’s sleep? Blame your genes.
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Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark, circadian rhythms control just about every aspect of your health.
Research shows that night waking in infancy is associated with behavioural control challenges at three and four years of age.
Poor sleep in infants and children has been linked to an array of problems, from aggression to poor school performance to diabetes, obesity and suicide. Our expert reviews the science.
Staying alert and safe on the night shift not only affects workers’ health, but the health and safety of the people around them.
Taking a power nap on a night shift can leave you feeling groggy. And eating a large meal can reduce your alertness. So, what's a tired shift worker to do to make it through the night?
Their hormones mean they still need zzz’s even when they’re already supposed to be in homeroom.
Teenagers aren't just lazy. Their sleep hormones aren't calibrated to let them get up and go until later in the morning – which has academic and health consequences when school starts too early.
Results may vary.
Many hope that marijuana will help their insomnia. A sleep psychologist examines the evidence.
Lean on me for a better night’s sleep.
Studies suggest that, even when we go to bed alone, the company we keep by day may determine how well we sleep at night.
Dreams are like a forest walkway: there’s no clear sense of direction and you can easily get lost.
Niamh, age 7, wants to know why we have scary dreams. But after 200 years of study, dreams are still very much a mystery.
Understanding the source of child anxiety is important. Some fears may be easily soothed; others, such as fears of bullying, may require adult intervention.
As the first days of school approach rapidly, an educational psychologist offers strategies for combating anxiety in children and teens.
The evidence so far suggests off-label prescribing for insomnia places users at unnecessary risk of harm.
Quetiapine, sold under the brand name Seroquel, is a short-acting antipsychotic drug to treat major mental illnesses. It has also been increasingly prescribed off-label for insomnia.