School should be a tool for growth and success, but school schedules are out of sync with sleep schedules, with negative consequences. During puberty, the body’s circadian rhythm naturally shifts back a couple of hours.
We all know that sleep is good for us. But not just because resting gives us the energy to face the next day's demands. Many studies have established that not getting enough sleep regularly is highly correlated to a variety of mental and physical health problems.
Establishing a sleep schedule for infants during the first year can be unpredictable and exhausting. We spoke to one parent, who tracked the sleep and feeding patterns of her two children for the first few years of life.