Dealing with Night Terrors in Children

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They are called night terrors. Night terrors are problems where a child will actually wake up screaming, not even knowing that they are screaming. What happens is, they’re dreaming and they’re in a state of sleep where they actually are not responsive. The more you try to wake your child or get your child out of a night terror, the worse it gets. What you need to do in these situations is to protect your child so they don’t harm themselves, but otherwise, let them get through it. It could take twenty to thirty minutes for a night terror to end.

 

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Weight in Teens May Be Affected by Sleep

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Definitely, there is no doubt that sleep is very important for us. It pays to get your sleep. At least, that’s what a report in the journal Pediatrics says. They say that sleeping longer may help teens keep the weight off. Researchers followed adolescents from age 14 to 18. More sleep was associated with a reduction in the average BMI. Increasing sleep from 7-1/2 to 10 hours a day at age 18 could lead to a 4% reduction in teens who are overweight. This study supports previous research linking adolescent obesity with lack of sleep. And if you think it only happens in teens, don’t kid yourself. All of us need sleep and I think it’s very important that we respect the fact that it is an essential part of our lives.

 

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Managing Night Terrors

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They are called night terrors, and clearly, they can be terrors for the parents as well. A night terror is a situation where a child will wake up. The child actually could be fine and then will wake up about half an hour or 45 minutes in his sleep screaming wildly. They’re screaming because they really don’t know what’s going on. They look right past you. They have no idea what the issue is. The problem with a night terror is that it often scares the parents. What you have to do is just control the child from hurting themselves, and it will go away.

 

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New Research on Dreams

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Dreams have served as a source of confusion and wonder since people started dreaming.  Scientists have studied them, most famously Dr. Sigmund Freud, and there are thousands of theories out there.  Now, new research is providing insight into how most people interpret dreams.  According to a Carnegie Mellon researcher, people believe that hidden truths present themselves in dreams.  This view is consistent across cultural lines and around the globe.  According to the latest report, 149 university students in the United States, India, and South Korea made exactly that point.  According to the findings, dreams also affect how people act when they are awake.  A survey of Boston commuters found that when they dreamed of a plane crash the night before a scheduled air trip, they would be more likely to change their travel plans.  Another key point is people attribute the meaning of dreams when it corresponds to preexisting issues.  

 

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Depression During Pregnancy

Depression During Pregnancy

Both postpartum depression and the baby blues can occur in the mother after she delivers, and many in the medical and non-medical communities are aware of this. But fewer are aware of depression during pregnancy, a problem that can go untreated. The reason it’s not recognized is that some of the obvious symptoms of depression, like tiredness, trouble sleeping, emotional changes and weight gain may occur with pregnancy. One in twenty women experience depression while pregnant.

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New Research on Interpreting Dreams

New Research on Interpreting Dreams

Dreams have served as a source of confusion and wonder since people started dreaming. Scientists have studied them, most famously Dr. Sigmund Freud, and there are thousands of theories out there. Now, new research is providing insight into how most people interpret dreams. According to a Carnegie Mellon researcher, people believe that hidden truths present themselves in dreams. This view is consistent across cultural lines and around the globe. According to the latest report, 149 university students in the United States, India, and South Korea made exactly that point. According to the findings, dreams also affect how people act when they are awake. A survey of Boston commuters found that when they dreamed of a plane crash the night before a scheduled air trip, they would be more likely to change their travel plans. Another key point is people attribute the meaning of dreams when it corresponds to preexisting issues.

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