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Do you have trouble getting your kids to sleep -- turns out there could be a genetic reason a new study determined that you're -- rituals can be passed down to your children.
So which sleep habits are the ones we need to worry about.
And I need to pay close attention is as I got back on at home doctor Siegel fox medical -- doctor Marc Siegel is here with the fact or fiction behind.
Common sleep -- -- what let's start first with that that genetic thing can be passed down I'm not a great -- now my -- not a great sleeper.
Absolutely there's a genetic indication here but the problem is it's also environmental you should men under -- -- she -- you getting up in the moment that the come here.
That could be part of the problem.
-- -- -- -- -- So what about apps for people who don't sleep well do -- actually work Thomas Edison says yes and there is an indication that power naps help a lot.
But the -- so -- that a fact.
But the problem is that you can't make up for the deep dream REM sleep that's the best kind of sleep.
And that's continuous OK a lot of people who get up at odd hours worry about -- -- -- have coffee later in the day that's gonna keep me up online well.
Here's -- here's the truth -- Steve you can have coffee in the afternoon so that's a -- that's right it's a myth that.
Afternoon coffee we'll keep you up at night even -- coffee last twelve hours.
By the time you're getting ready for sleep at night it's usually something else not the coffee that's keeping you -- it's there's -- take hastening death it's the chocolate cake.
If you have late call -- you can keep your -- -- -- booze it up.
Well boozing it up is really a problem there what was will help you fall asleep that's a fact.
But as it wears off Gretchen in the middle of the night you bring wakes up and you wake up so people so will -- mean.
I resign I Zahn doubt but now here I am pacing at 2 o'clock in the morning that's where alcohol is wearing off -- you recommend people just taken a shot.
On the glass of water I'm not recommend the -- -- -- address the water and now here is what a lot of people do and evening OK during the week you know I worked long hours.
I can catch up on the weekends and bad as it turns out you say it's true I'm calling that true but I want people out there to know the problem with that you could never totally.
Account for your sleep debt if you -- two hours a night like you go have five -- asleep when you should be -- seven every night that accumulates what's called the -- You cannot totally make up for -- on the weekend so you can have those health problems you gain -- -- -- -- risk of diabetes have a risk of high blood pressure all the stuff I worry about you can't compensate with a weekend -- accelerated so if you can sleep as much as you can.
Get it while you can.
And do it regularly every night get into a good pattern as we get older we have more and more things waking -- up and I know he's -- -- got a -- -- all right I mark seal back from Texas and I can with the president and get a lot of good sleep and -- Try and she's still a separate today and it and -- -- this --
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