Raising Healthy Kids

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

You might think too little shuteye is primarily an adult dilemma, but it turns out many kids are sleep deprived too. When children aren’t sleeping well, they’re more prone to act out and suffer from learning and behavioral problems. Their immune systems may take a hit, too, making them more …

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Understanding Sleep Disorders

Sleep Apnea Basics: 4 FAQs Answered

If your bed partner complains about your loud snoring—or you frequently wake yourself up with a snort—a condition called sleep apnea could be the culprit. “Sleep apnea is a condition where you briefly and repeatedly stop breathing during sleep,” says Meeta Singh, M.D., a sleep medicine expert at Henry Ford …

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Getting a Good Night's Rest
rare sleep disorders

Do You Have Signs of These Rare Sleep Disorders?

You may have already heard of sleep issues such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia, but lesser known and more rare sleep disorders can also take a toll on a person’s health. In fact, there are more than 80 known sleep disorders interfering with Americans’ ability to get sufficient shuteye. …

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Weight Management

Sleep Your Way to Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight? You might be able to do it in your sleep. According to Philip Cheng, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and research scientist at the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at Henry Ford Health System, there is a direct link between too little or too much sleep and issues …

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Better Sleep

Summertime Slumber: Your Guide to Better Sleep

Summer is prime time for vacations, outdoor activities and late-night festivities, all of which can mess with sleep schedules. Add air travel to the mix, particularly a flight that crosses time zones, and your sleep schedule is sure to be out of whack. But the fact is, you still need …

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Mind-Body-Spirit

Tired & Stressed: Is Your ‘New Normal’ Making You Sick?

To change any behavior, we first have to be aware of it. Sounds simple, right? But as humans, we have the ability to acclimate, constantly creating a “new normal” which challenges our ability to recognize when our status quo has changed. “When we acclimate, we adjust to a new status …

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Aging Well
keep your mind sharp

8 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Everyone has the occasional “senior moment.” Maybe you wander to the kitchen and can’t remember why, or you misplace your keys. But while these mental hiccups may be bothersome, they usually don’t drive you to visit the doctor. “Most people focus on physical problems—high blood pressure, pain, disability,” says Rumana …

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Raising Healthy Kids
spring sports

How To Get Kids Ready For Spring Sports

As the winter chill begins to thaw, kids may be anxious to get back to outdoor sports. And while you may have dreams of your son playing baseball or your daughter dominating the soccer field, it’s important to expose kids to a variety of sports as they grow and follow …

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Healthy Sleep Habits
daylight saving

6 Ways to Overcome the Daylight Saving Time Slump

It’s no secret that most Americans are sleep deprived. Add Daylight Saving Time to the mix, and even people who get enough shut-eye could have trouble adjusting. “It’s as if we go to sleep in one time zone and wake up in another one,” says Philip Cheng, Ph.D., a clinical …

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Sleep Conditions
snoring

Snoring 101: Harmless Habit or Sign of a Health Issue?

Have you been told that you’re a snorer? Or are you awoken in the night by a partner who snores? Don’t hit snooze, it’s time for a little snoring 101. Virginia Skiba, M.D., a Henry Ford sleep medicine specialist, gives a crash course on this common sleep condition. What Causes …

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