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Wellness Wednesday: Day care workers arrested in Chicago for feeding toddlers melatonin gummy bears at naptime

March 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

If you're a parent and you give your children melatonin, that is something you should do with the guidance of a pediatrician and in the privacy of your own home. For a daycare provider to dispense melatonin gummy bears as a "naptime snack" is unethical and illegal. We don't know enough about how melatonin affects children's sleep-wake cycles and overall brain development to be so cavalier about this practice. [...]

Name That Dog by January 31, win a prize!

January 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

Put your thinking caps on and enter today with your best name suggestion for our fun, friendly, clever mascot! If the curator picks your name, you win the Insomnia Busters sleep gifts basket worth $75! The contest expires at midnight Pacific Time on January 31, 2018! Insomnia Busters, here we come! [...]

Something you can do if you’re home with the flu

January 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

The contest expires at midnight Pacific Time on January 31, 2018! SHC hopes you recover from the flu well before then. In the meantime, that's plenty of time for you to send us your best doggo names, even if they come to you in a fever dream. Insomnia Busters, here we come! [...]

YouTube takes on the use and abuse of the sleeping pill known as Ambien (zolpidem)

October 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

People who turn to the sleeping pill zolpidem (Ambien) may be at higher risk for all kinds of healthy and safety problems, not least of which are drowsy driving, addiction, and dangerous falls. Ambien is not meant to be used nightly or for the long term and has a long list of adverse side effects to go with it. Check out these podcasts and videos for insights into the risks in taking Ambien. [...]