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When the Clocks Change: Preventing Drowsy Driving Among Teens Posted on Mar 4

When the Clocks Change: Preventing Drowsy Driving Among Teens

This coming weekend we move the clocks forward an hour for daylight savings time – losing an hour of sleep in the process. As we prepare to make that adjustment, now’s a good opportunity to think about the importance of sleep in our daily lives –   …Continue Reading When the Clocks Change: Preventing Drowsy Driving Among Teens

Make Sure Infants Are Sleeping Safely Posted on Oct 23

Make Sure Infants Are Sleeping Safely

Each year, approximately 30-40 Massachusetts infants die due to sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), sometimes called SIDS. Research shows that many of these tragic deaths occur in sleep positions and environments that are unsafe. To prevent the risk of SUID, public health officials are rolling   …Continue Reading Make Sure Infants Are Sleeping Safely

Moms Need Sleep too! Posted on Feb 23

Moms Need Sleep too!

With the weather so cold I find it hard to get up early in the morning especially if I have gone to bed late.  I know I should be getting more sleep, but as a parent there is always so much to do that inevitably   …Continue Reading Moms Need Sleep too!

Trouble in the Sleep Department? 8 Tips for Better Sleep Posted on Jul 11

Trouble in the Sleep Department? 8 Tips for Better Sleep

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH. Need to catch more zzz’s? Just like eating and breathing, sleep is a necessary function that we may take for granted. And just like responses to eating and breathing, our body tells us when we don’t get enough sleep   …Continue Reading Trouble in the Sleep Department? 8 Tips for Better Sleep