Tag: sleep

Is Your Teen a Night Owl? Developing Good Sleep Habits

“And hand in hand on the edge of the sand
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.”

— The Owl and the Pussycat – 1871 – by Edward Lear

In a previous newsletter I wrote about how every human being has a biological clock that, among other things, generates “wake-sleep” cycles. When these biological rhythms are altered by such things as jet lag, night work, or events lasting until or after midnight it can impair normal functions. Read more

Are You Good at Counting Sheep?

“Sleep! Sleep! beauty bright
Dreaming o’er the joys of night ”
— William Blake

“Counting sheep” is a phrase that is deeply engrained into our culture’s notion of sleep. I thought an article on healthy sleep habits was a relevant topic for parents who sometimes struggle with getting their youngsters to bed. Did you know that our magnificent bodies have a biological clock inside of them? As living organisms, we co-ordinate our activities with a day-night cycle caused by the rotation of the earth. Read more