Sleeping tips from a ‘Sleep Guru’

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Evelyn Steadman, 7-months old, sleeps on the chest of her grandmother, Kathleen Jones, at the baby’s home in Crete, Ill. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Jones, 52, is a longtime volunteer who cuddles newborn babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital. In August 2013 after Evelyn was born with brain damage due to a virus, she ended up in Comer’s neonatal intensive care unit and, in addition to many family members, ended up being cuddled by volunteers also. Research shows that cuddling helps calm the babies, many who are born prematurely or who have serious health issues, and aids in their early development. The family says they have little doubt the extra cuddling helped Evelyn. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Dr. Marc Weissbluth, a professor of clinical pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, joined Bob Sirott to share his best sleeping tips. He talked about why bed times are important, whether naps are beneficial or not, and the impact social media has on sleeping.

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