Creating a Happy Napper

Napping is a source of frustration and anxiety for many parents. Fortunately, with the proper sleep training naptime can be a truly peaceful, restful time for both the child and parents. There are three main factors that influence a good nap. Understanding these three factors is the first step to creating a happy napper. #1: Know age appropriate wake times …

Making Sleep a Priority: For Children and Parents

Every parent is concerned for their family’s well-being. In the chaotic and busy world that we live in, although we have the best intentions to focus on our family’s health and wellness, unfortunately following through with these plans are difficult at times. One aspect of a family’s wellness that should not be compromised is healthy sleep. No matter which way you …

It’s not Logical, Its Biological: The science behind the way we sleep

Everyone sleeps; but not everyone understands the science behind the way we sleep. Sleep is an important part of our daily functions and overall health and wellness. Educating ourselves on the biological sleep rhythms behind the way our body responds to sleep, will help us understand the importance of staying on a consistent sleep schedule, as well as implementing one …

Sleep: Quality vs. Quantity

Just like many things in life, quality sleep is more important than the quantity. It is more beneficial to the human body and has a great impact on the way we function. The internal rhythms, at which our bodies are set to operate, create a time to be asleep and a time to be awake. When we try to fall …

Sleep and the Expectant Parent

  When first finding out that you are expecting a baby, a rush of thoughts and emotions run through your mind. On the top of the list is usually the issue of sleep. Most expectant parents are listening to horror stories from a friend, or worrying themselves sick with the “what if’s?” Well, let me ask you this, what if …

Hunger, Feedings, and Sleep

As a new parent, I am sure that at some point you were told to feed your child right before they go to sleep in order to help them sleep longer. I find it unbelievable how commonly this myth is presented on a daily basis.  I too was given this information when I became a mother, and remember trying to time my …