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Insufficient sleep in children is associated with poor diet, obesity and more screen time

A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents. Results show that insufficient sleep duration was associated with unhealthy dietary habits such as skipping breakfast (adjusted odds ratio 1.30), fast-food consumption (OR 1.35) and consuming sweets regularly (OR 1.32).… Read More »

Good sleep quality encourages better recovery after sport-related concussion

A new study found that young athletes who have good sleep quality after sustaining a concussion are more likely to recover within two weeks. Those who don’t have good sleep quality often take longer to recover, sometimes greater than 30 days. The study abstract, “Association Between Sleep Quality and Recovery Following a Sport-Related Concussion in… Read More »

Valerian Tea May Help You Relax and Sleep Better

If you’ve ever looked into natural ways to improve your sleep, you’ve probably noticed that one of the most common herbal remedies used for this purpose is valerian (Valeriana officinalis). In fact, it’s been prescribed for insomnia since the second century A.D., and its other therapeutic uses were even described by Hippocrates.1 One of the… Read More »