If you’re like me — or like the 10 percent of people that, the CDC reports, suffer from chronic insomnia — you’re at greater risk for associated ailments like depression, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Yikes! Mamas, it’s time to slow down, assess your rest routine and celebrate Better Sleep Month this May.
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I have tried everything. Before that clock jumps ahead in the spring, I have spent two weeks inching back that bedtime, 5-10 minutes at a time. Nope. The kid isn’t fooled. In the fall, I have allowed him to stay up a little later, in hopes that he would sleep in and save me from […]
Where will baby sleep? It is not a question that gets much of a second though in our society, as most parents will automatically put their baby in a crib in the nursery. However, there are other places that baby can sleep that may potentially provide benefits to both the parents and baby if done […]
As a mother, registered nurse, and now sleep specialist, I want to help families sleep! I have always loved caring for babies. As the oldest of four, I was always helping my mother take care of my siblings. She laughs and tells me I’m interested in sleep because I used to pat my baby brother’s […]
I have a little gal in my life who doesn’t like to sleep. She never has. She somehow survives on a LOT less sleep than most children. She is 2.5 years old and hasn’t taken a consistent daytime nap since she was under 2, has a hard time falling asleep, and occasionally she decides she is up and ready […]
It wasn’t long after we brought our quadruplets home from the hospital that we realized sleep training would be critical for survival at our house. Our new normal involved caring for four premature infants around the clock, and if we didn’t carve out time to sleep, it would be extremely taxing for us. Since there […]
OK. Before you reach for the phone to call the authorities, I didn’t really punch my child. I did, however, push him backwards towards his pillow, which was much closer to the wall than I realized. He banged his head and did the silent scream. You know the one. The scariest one. The one that […]