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Sleeping While Stressed: Sleep Habits of Military Families

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With Veteran’s Day passing yesterday, it’s interesting and helpful to discuss the difficulties servicemen and their families can have in completing everyday tasks that most of us don’t even think twice about. One of the basic needs of all humans is sleep, but for those who are under stress or have been through a traumatic event in the military, sleep isn’t always easy to come by. We’ve talked about the effects of PTSD on sleep, but let’s talk about how soldiers and the families of soldiers can get sleep despite their very stressful and unique lifestyle.

Trick or Treat: Why Halloween Candy and Sleep Don’t Mix

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Halloween is a mere twenty days away and while for the kids across the world, this is seen as a great thing, for many parents, it’s a time of year they hope will pass quickly. Besides costumes and parties and tricks, the most beloved part of every kid’s perfect Halloween is of course, the Halloween candy. While it’s all well and good to pig out on October 31st, it’s important to limit your children’s intake of candy for the month of October for more reasons than one. While the obvious rotting of your children’s teeth is seemingly obvious, the affect candy has on their sleep might slip your mind. It’s important to know why candy so negatively impacts a child’s sleeping pattern so that this October, you won’t be running around into the wee hours of the morning with your sleep deprived kid.