Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tips to Help Children on the Autism Spectrum Get to Sleep

Here are four tips and additional reading you may find helpful in putting your child to bed. Reduce your child’s exposure to bright light before...
Why Children on the Spectrum Have Problems with Sleep

Why Children on the Autism Spectrum Have Problems with Sleep

Sleep is a problem in most families with a child on the autism spectrum. In fact, a range of studies on sleep disturbance report...
on brownies and bedtimes

On Brownies and Bedtimes

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Do you crave specific high-fat, high-sugar foods, like brownies with chocolate sauce, when you do not need the calories? If so, you are...

I’ve had Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder for more than fifteen years, and mood problems, too. However, my question is about the start time for...

A reader asks: I've had Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder for more than fifteen years, and mood problems, too. However, my question is about the start...
A Wake Up Call About Sleep and Rest

A Wake Up Call About Sleep and Rest

  A Lancet Psychiatry study published in May 2018 measured the activity/rest patterns in more than 90,000 people by having them wear wrist accelerometers for...

Sleep Smarter at Any Age: A Free App and Three Tips

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD If you have trouble getting a good night's sleep, you are not alone.  A careful 2016 study  of Americans found 19% did...
light therapy for children

Bedtime for Children

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Bedtime for Frances is one of the most adorable children’s stories I know. In it, little Frances finds all sorts of reasons...

Does Counting Sheep Work? And What Can You Do If It Doesn’t?

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Counting sheep to go to sleep has a long history, beginning at least in the twelfth century in the Islamic world. But...
A Tale of two sleepers

A Tale of Two Sleepers

How a champion sleeper and an insomniac learned to synchronize their sleep schedules. It was the best of sleep, it was the worst of sleep—in...

How to Take a Power Nap

How to Take a Power Nap: Tips from the Latest Research Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Use these evidence-based tips on strategic napping to: increase your energy level ...

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