Sleep disorders

Acting out dreams can signal a serious disorder

Dreams are excursions of our central nervous system, unfolding when the body is at rest, but our brains are in thrall to rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. For people with a rare condition, their whole body acts out the dream, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Chill parents found to make for cool kids

A chip of the old block—this old saying takes on new significance in 21st-century Singaporean homes, where research shows that when parents exercise self-control, do not wrestle with economic or financial difficulties, ...


How to calm your child after a nightmare

Most parents have experienced it: Your young child wakes up distraught, sure that the nightmare they've just suffered through is real.

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Stress (biological)

Stress is a biological term which refers to the consequences of the failure of a human or animal to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats to the organism, whether actual or imagined. It includes a state of alarm and adrenaline production, short-term resistance as a coping mechanism, and exhaustion. Common stress symptoms include irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physical reactions, such as headaches and elevated heart rate.

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