Adult Sleep Hygiene

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Follow these simple tips to get the best rest                              possible   Keep a consistent schedule. Wake-up at the same time daily and go to bed at the same time each night. Get exposure to natural light when you wake, as well as later in the day. … Read More

Back to School Sleep

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Kids are headed back to the classroom after an exciting summer of camps, adventures and lots of sunlight.  With the return to school I like to remind parents of a few tips that will get everyone sleeping well at night and ready to have productive days of academic, social and emotional learning.  Here are those tips in no particular order: … Read More

Illness and Sleep

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At the end of our work together, a lot of my clients ask me about sleep during travel and illness.  I covered sleep and travel in my uniquely titled blog, “Traveling and Sleep”, but I will address illness and sleep in this blog. Though your child may be on an amazing sleep schedule when healthy, illness can throw everything off.  I’m … Read More

My Favorite Sleep Products

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‘Tis the season of gift giving so I thought, why not write a blog about stuff to buy? When it comes to sleep products, I have become very loyal to a few items. Each of my customers gets a list of the following products to ensure that their child’s sleep environment is ideal for the best rest possible. A child’s … Read More

How to Successfully Navigate a Time Change with Children

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Before I had children I LOVED the “fall back” time change. An extra hour of sleep was always welcomed!! Now, with kids, I dread it. Time changes can be incredibly painful for some families, while others take it in stride. Those who take in it stride typically have well-rested kiddos, or extremely flexible sleepers. The least painful way to get … Read More

Nightmares and Night Fears

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I’ve recently had a few friends and clients reach out to me about nightmares and night fears. It’s October, the month of Halloween, and there isn’t a better time to address these two topics than now! NIghtmares I was never one to have nightmares, but my older sister had them as a child and continues to have them as an … Read More

9 Tips To Help Your Kiddos Get Great Sleep!

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There are a few simple things that parents can do to ensure that their child is getting the best sleep possible. Below are my current favorite tips! 1. Have an established and consistent bedtime routine: Providing your child with the joy of having a calming bedtime routine is the best gift that you can give them at the end of … Read More

How Much Sleep Should My Child Be Getting?

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Have you ever wondered if your child is getting the appropriate amount of sleep for their age? I have! In 2016, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) endorsed the recommendations made by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). You can find those recommendations below. By reviewing them you can get a good idea of whether or not your child … Read More

Transitioning from 2 Naps to 1

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The 2-1 nap transition can be easy breezy or painfully challenging. It can happen as early as 12 months (that is very rare), or as late as 18/19 months. A child will typically be ready for the switch to just one nap between 15-18 months. There are 2 ways that a child’s morning nap can disappear. The first way is … Read More