Recent studies have shown a connection between obstructive sleep apnea and glaucoma. Glaucoma is not a single eye disease but is a term for several eye conditions that can damage your optic nerve. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of adult blindness in the United States. Risk factors for glaucoma include increased or high pressure […]
Dear Mr. Dad: My four-year old daughter often climbs into bed with me and my wife in the middle of the night, claiming to be scared of a tiger, crocodile, or something else. She also seems to be generally afraid of the dark. There’s a night light in her room and we never read scary stories to her. What can we do to help her get over her fears, and how do I know she’s not just making the whole thing up so she can sleep with us?
A. Even at the ripe old age of four, most children have a tough time telling the difference between reality and make believe. As a result, strange shadows and bumps in the night are enough to drive even the bravest child into mom and dad’s room. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get her out of your bed and back into her own.