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Study: Irregular bedtimes bad for kids

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Got a cranky kid? Irregular bed times might be to blame. A study from University College London released this week showed that not having a fixed bedtime can harm his or her brain maturation and ability to regulate certain behaviors. This idea makes sense to Dr. Rachel Sheiman of Penfield Pediatrics in Fairfield. “Usually, the […] [Read More]

How to avoid sleepless kids at the holidays

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You might have seen my story over the weekend on dealing with holiday stress. Well, in addition to the shopping and parties and other activity that goes on this season, there’s another stressor that many parents are familiar with: sleep-deprived kids. It can be a problem at any time of year, but the busy holidays […] [Read More]

Sleep HealthCare launches monthly support groups

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Sleep HealthCare of Connecticut, a sleep medicine practice founded earlier this year, is launching a series of free sleep support groups. The first group will be held Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sleep HealthCare’s office, 1305 Post Road, Suite 305, in Fairfield. The group will focus on helping patients adjust to CPAP therapy, […] [Read More]

How tired am I? Let’s see!

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In an effort to promote its sleep medicine center, Bridgeport Hospital has posted an interesting test on its blog. The test is meant to determine whether or not you have a sleep disorder. Having a couple of minutes, I thought I’d take the test and see if I need help. After all, my husband and […] [Read More]