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    Meg or Megan (she responds to both), grew up in Kansas City, Mo. surrounded by her extended family. Curious and artistic even as a child, her parents supported her creative passions and enrolled their daughter in as many art classes as they could. As a teen (and budding fashionista) she…
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    After building a house in coastal Rhode Island, Alison Vinciguerra finally returned to her small town roots. The Indiana native met her husband, Chris, during their college years in DC. They have one son, James, who tolerates his mother's incessant picture taking and penchant for dressing him in stripes. By…
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    Robert Kalfus, MD received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and went on to complete a combined MD/MBA program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University. During residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown in Washington, DC, Dr. Kalfus was first exposed to the field of Sleep…
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    Lisa Meltzer is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pomona College, and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology from the…
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    Thanks to circadian rhythm, your body feels more awake or asleep at different points of the day. It’s a naturally occurring phenomenon, and not everyone’s rhythm is the same—some people are full of pep at 7:00 AM (those would be the early birds) while others are most energized…
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    For many parents, days are a blur of making meals and managing messes, negotiating nap times and bedtimes, and often working outside of the home, too. So it isn’t surprising that when the house finally falls silent of little footsteps for the night, parents are more than ready for some…
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    What you do during the day affects how well you sleep at night. There are some obvious slumber interrupters—drinking too much coffee in the afternoon, say—but others are less apparent. Learn how to make a few simple changes to your daily routine to keep you on track for good sleep…
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    The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is dedicated to protecting your personal privacy. To protect your privacy, we are providing this notice to explain our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that when…
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    If getting your teen to go to bed at a reasonable hour feels like an uphill battle, rest assured it’s not just your child’s willful assertion of independence. In fact, the body’s circadian rhythms can shift during adolescence, leaving many teens feeling wide-eyed later into the night.…
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    From day one, you’ve been doing everything in your power to help your baby develop healthy sleep habits. So what do you do when you find out she isn’t getting the amount of sleep she needs while in childcare? It’s a common problem: Some babies nap at home but struggle…