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Sleep is important for many aspects of our health. Stock-Asso/ Shutterstock

Why sleep is so important for losing weight

A lack of sleep increases appetite, makes us more likely to eat unhealthy foods, and even affects how body fat is lost while dieting.
Getting a baby to fall asleep can be exhausting. Marcos Mesa Sam Wordley/Shutterstock.com

Sleep training for your kids: Why and how it works

Adults are not the only people in the US who have problems with sleep – babies and children suffer from loss of sleep, too. Two pediatric sleep experts explain how you can help your little ones.
Daylight saving time is an artificial way of adjusting time, but nothing changes when the sun rises and sets. Jerry Regis/Shutterstock.com

The hazards of living on the right side of a time zone border

Humans have natural cycles for when they are active and for when they sleep. Modern work and school schedules interfere with this, and more studies are showing why there’s a possible health risk.
Even a small amount of sleep loss affected workers’ concentration in a recent study. Kittisak Jirasittichai/Shutterstock.com

Just 16 minutes of sleep loss can harm work concentration the next day

The health dangers of not getting enough restorative sleep have been documented for some time. Now, studies are suggesting that sleep loss is not only bad for your health but also for your job.
Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common. GCapture/Shutterstock.com

Worry over kids’ excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever before

Some say the hysteria over screen time echoes parents’ worries that their kids were watching too much TV in the 1980s. But new studies show there’s nothing overblown about parents’ growing concern.

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