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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. [...]

Sleep News Weekly || February 16, 2018: Fired for sleep apnea? Chinese shoppers awoken in IKEA, dodgeball for narcolepsy, more

February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Workers claim they were fired for sleep apnea, IKEA shoppers in China are awoken from naps on display furniture by local comedians, new lung pacemaker treats first-ever sleep apnea patient, 700 people in Kentucky split $500k Provigil settlement, Japan examines the relationship between insomnia and suicide; narcolepsy mom plays dodgeball to raise awareness; and more about how America (and the world) sleeps. [...]