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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 || Jan 12, 2018: Global Sleep Health Edition

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Councilwoman resigns over restless leg condition; Queen Elizabeth's jet lag secret; sleep breakthrough in Germany; Iceland sleep research focuses on sleep apnea; Canadian labs undergo new accreditation standards; noise pollution addressed in India; sleep innovation supported by Danish government; drowsy driving and transportation safety fixes found in South Korea; more global sleep health news. [...]