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Forget eight hours — your sleep cycles are what counts.
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It all starts before you even enter the bedroom.
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Nothing can cause an argument faster in a group of parents than when someone brings up sleep training. Opinions range from "do it as early as possible" to "only terrible parents sleep train." With so many myths about sleep training out there, who do you believe? Let's examine the eight most common myths about sleep training and see what holds up.
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As the days were getting longer, my kids' bedtime was getting later. "But the sun's still out!" was the complaint, so a few extra minutes here and there, what could it hurt? Oh... it hurt. A few days of later bedtimes resulted in cranky, tired, whiny kids. No amount of sun and exercise is worth that.
Seven. That seems to be the magic number when it comes to optimal sleep time, according to new research that looked at the connection between sleeping habits and age-related memory loss. In what's des...