Raising Healthy Kids
cosleeping and sleep safety for infants

Cosleeping: What You Should Know About Sleep Safety

The sleeping arrangements you choose for your baby can stir up controversy. From cosleeping to bed sharing to putting baby in her own room, opinions and practices about sleep strategies and sleep safety are all over the map. Cosleeping is when parents sleep close to their child, but not necessarily …

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea: 5 Alternatives to CPAP

For an activity humans do every night, sleeping can be a difficult routine to master. But for many people — especially chronic snorers or those with sleep apnea — getting an adequate night’s rest presents an even greater challenge. The most common fix: a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. …

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Maximizing Your Health

What’s the Best Time of Day to …?

When is the best time to exercise? Eat your biggest meal? Wind down for bed? The answers to those questions rest largely on you, according to Nessreen Rizvi, M.D., an internal medicine specialist at Henry Ford Health System. The Optimal Time for Healthy Daily Activities Physicians, dietitians and health and …

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Healthy Sleep Habits
How to Nap Like a Pro

How to Nap Like a Pro

Getting sufficient shut-eye is as important to health, well-being and even shedding unwanted pounds, as diet and exercise. In fact, adequate sleep directly affects your ability to eat well, move and de-stress. But when you’re short on sleep, are you more likely to reach for a supersized latte to get …

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Getting Better Sleep
Can an App Help Improve My Sleep?

Can an App Help Improve Your Sleep?

Mobile apps and wearable technology help us track everything from how many steps we take to how many calories are in our favorite milkshake. Over the past decade, app developers have moved beyond fitness and food to explore other areas of wellness, such as mindfulness, mood and how much time …

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Wellness Tips
How to Wake Up and Wind Down the Right Way

Better Sleep: How to Wake Up and Wind Down the Right Way

If you’re like many Americans, your busy life often keeps your mind and body racing all day long. You hit snooze when the alarm sounds, slog through the work day and scroll through social media late into the night in an attempt to quiet your chattering mind. Unfortunately, those activities …

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Getting Better Sleep
daylight saving time sleep advice

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time arrives this Sunday, March 10, and while setting your clocks ahead an hour is unavoidable, you can minimize the sleep disruptions and groggy days sometimes associated with it. These proactive tips may help: Make an effort to be well-rested going into the week of the time change. …

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Getting Better Sleep
6 Tips for Waking Up Refreshed

6 Tips to Wake Up More Refreshed

If you’re like the vast majority of Americans, the sound of your morning alarm mostly serves as a cue to roll over and hide your head under the covers. Getting out of bed can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be torture. “If you’re sleep deprived, it takes a …

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Getting Better Sleep
Could Sleeping In Be Good for You?

Could Sleeping In Be Good for You?

With around-the-clock schedules and increasing demands, it’s no surprise that Americans are sleep-deprived. Unfortunately, not getting enough sleep is taking a toll on our health. Lack of sleep is linked to everything from heart disease to an oversized waistline. But here’s the good news: Even if you can’t get seven …

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Common Sleep Disturbances
Can't Sleep? It May Be Restless Legs Syndrome

Can’t Sleep? It Might Be Restless Legs Syndrome

Maybe you’ve felt it: You’re lying in bed, eager to doze off after a long day, but your legs feel fidgety — so much that you have to get up and move. You get out of bed and pace the room but the feeling’s still there. The culprit? It might …

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