Professional Athletes Get A Brand-new Kind Of Coach, For Much Better Sleep

Professional Athletes Get A Brand-new Kind Of Coach, For Much Better...

Increasingly, sports teams, especially the NBA, are hiring "sleep coaches" to help players. This follows research that good sleep can be as beneficial as performance-enhancing drugs.
5 methods you can assist your kids balance screen time with healthy sleep

5 methods you can assist your kids balance screen time with...

Kids are not getting enough sleep these days. Neither are adults, but that's our own fault - we're the adults. Of the many culprits behind youth sleep deprivation, including a glut of homework, a schedule overloaded with extracurricular activities, and an irregular bedtime routine, in recent years the expanded use of technology has become a…
This meditation gadget altered my life by relaxing my stress and anxiety and assisting me sleep terrific– even when I take a trip

This meditation gadget altered my life by relaxing my stress and...

I love health tech gadgets. But my infatuation typically fades when the novelty wears off (looking at you, Fitbit). There's one device I've been using for almost three years that has truly changed my life. And the company recently released a newer version with more features. It's called Muse. It's a meditation sensing device. Muse…
When– and How– Should You ‘Track’ Your Baby?

When– and How– Should You ‘Track’ Your Baby?

We got a question last week from a reader asking us about the best apps for tracking newborn feedings and diaper changes. To which my initial response was, “Apps? I used a yellow legal pad.” But then I remembered that was eight years ago, which might as well be 50 years as far as technology…
The worst thing individuals do to awaken in the early morning, according to a sleep researcher

The worst thing individuals do to awaken in the early morning,...

Daniel Barone: When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep. The problem though is that when you wake up 15 minutes later or 10 minutes later, your brain is essentially confused. I'm Dr.…
Why Not Relieve Your Infant With the Sugary Food Sounds of a Honda Engine?

Why Not Relieve Your Infant With the Sugary Food Sounds of...

If you’ve ever driven a baby around town simply because parking would mean waking her, then you know the power of a car’s ability to knock a kid out. Now, Honda may be looking to capitalize on that phenomenon with a plush red car toy that plays revving engine sounds. The Sound Sitter is still…
How to Get Sleep When You Have a Brand-new Infant

How to Get Sleep When You Have a Brand-new Infant

You may be having one of two responses to that headline. One, a burst of laughter at the mere folly of trying to help parents of newborns sleep. Or, two, a desperate, fragile hope that this article will come to your rescue in a sleep-deprived, hazy, hard time. Both are understandable, but the truth is…
The Ultimate Remedy to Monsters Under the Bed: Farts

The Ultimate Remedy to Monsters Under the Bed: Farts

For as long as kids have been scared of the monster hiding under the bed or deviously waiting in the closet for nighttime, parents have been trying to banish it. You may have first tried to reason with them. “There is no such thing as monsters, honey” is about as effective as saying, “Oh well,…
How Insurance companies Are Benefiting Off Clients With Sleep Apnea

How Insurance companies Are Benefiting Off Clients With Sleep Apnea

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with ProPublica reporter Marshall Allen about an investigation detailing how health insurers pass the high costs for sleep apnea breathing machines onto patients. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Lots of people with a condition called sleep apnea use breathing machines at night. Machines help them sleep better, stop the snoring that annoys their…
You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurance Providers Dodge The Expenses Of Popular Sleep Apnea Gadget

You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurance Providers Dodge The Expenses Of...

Tony Schmidt, pictured here with his CPAP machine in his home in Carrolton, Texas, was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea in 2006. He has to use the machine to get sound sleep. He was shocked to learn that his insurance company had been collecting data from the machine on his sleep patterns. Brandon Thibodeaux/ProPublica hide…
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