Sleep and Adolescent Obesity By Craig Schwimmer, MD

May 10, 2013

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine looked at the relationship between obesity and sleep duration, and showed that teens who got more sleep had lower rates of obesity. This four year study of 1000 teenagers showed that, particularly for heavier teenagers, more sleep translates into lower body weight. Extrapolating their [...]

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Sleep Disorders and ADHD Misdiagnosis in Children By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

August 13, 2012

Sleep deprivation, in its various forms, can wreck havoc on our day-to-day work lives, not to mention our health, but adults aren’t the only ones who suffer the effects.  As we are about to enter into another school year, it is important to realize disturbed sleep’s effects on our children’s scholastic performance. In a recent [...]

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Early to Bed, Early to Rise

August 18, 2010

As parents around the country prepare their kids to go back to school, please consider this from the National Sleep Foundation: “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” said Ben Franklin. But does this adage apply to teenagers? Research in the 1990s found that later sleep and wake patterns [...]

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