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Avoiding Sleep Disruptions During the Holidays

Posted by Natalie Dautovich on Nov 25, 2018 7:01:00 AM

Despite looking forward to the holiday season, many people emerge from the holidays feeling the effects on their physical and emotional well-being. Often, disrupted sleep is the culprit.

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Topics: holiday, circadian rhythm

Kids, Sleep and the Holidays

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 24, 2018 6:53:00 AM

The end of the year--the holiday season--is a popular time for families to travel and visit relatives, or have grandparents and others visit to celebrate the holidays together. It is also a time when families' usual schedules are inevitably disrupted, and sleep schedules frequently suffer as well, for both children and their parents. Kids of all ages, from infants to adolescents, are likely to experience sleep difficulties in the six weeks or so between Thanksgiving and the first week in January.

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Topics: kids, holiday, cognitive sleep issues

Feeling Sleepy After Eating Turkey

Posted by Rich Crane on Nov 24, 2016 5:38:22 AM

Turkey and feeling sleepy go together like mash potatoes and stuffing on Thanksgiving. It’s hard to have one without the other. However, contrary to popular belief, eating turkey isn’t necessarily what makes you tired. 

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Topics: Sleep, sleep disorders, tryptophan, turkey, holiday, over eating, food

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