There are so many reasons why you might want to make sure that your preschool and school-aged child’s bedroom is very safe. Perhaps your child is about to make the transition from a crib to a bed or has begun to sleepwalk at night. Maybe you'd like to be able to leave your preschool child in his … Continue reading How to make your preschool and school-age child’s bedroom very safe
Do you wonder if your child needs a sleep study? And, if your child is already scheduled for one, here’s how to make this easier for your child
Do you ever wonder if your child might benefit from a sleep study? Or, has your child already been scheduled for one? You might wonder what is involved and how to make your child more comfortable during this procedure. You might also wonder whether your child will be able to tolerate the necessary sensations for the … Continue reading Do you wonder if your child needs a sleep study? And, if your child is already scheduled for one, here’s how to make this easier for your child
How to keep a sleepwalking child safe
Adam was an 8-year-old boy whose parents brought him in for a sleep evaluation because he had actually walked right out of his home in the middle of the night and had gone to the front door of his friend’s home three houses away. His family was very concerned that he might leave his home … Continue reading How to keep a sleepwalking child safe
Tired of “Callbacks and Curtain Calls” After Lights Out? Try Bedtime Tickets!
Bedtime tickets are a quick and easy way to manage those "callbacks and curtain calls" that all kids like to make after the bedtime routine is over. Callbacks are those requests your children make when they call you back to their room after the bedtime routine is over for "just one more thing." They might … Continue reading Tired of “Callbacks and Curtain Calls” After Lights Out? Try Bedtime Tickets!
Sleep Paralysis: What is it, what causes it and what can I do about it?
Sleep paralysis occurs when you are falling asleep (or waking up) and you find yourself unable to move or speak. An episode of sleep paralysis usually lasts only one or two minutes but, while it lasts, it can be quite frightening and may even result in the feeling that there is someone (or something) in the … Continue reading Sleep Paralysis: What is it, what causes it and what can I do about it?
What should I do if my child wakes up too early?
You've done everything right at bedtime and your little cherub sleeps well all night, but…now your child is waking up at 4am every day! What to do? Try some of the options below. Improve Your Child’s Bedroom Environment Does your child’s room get bright too early? Try blinds, blackout or dark curtains, or even pieces … Continue reading What should I do if my child wakes up too early?
Sleep tips for teens: how to sleep well, shut off your “busy brain,” and get up for school on time more easily
This post has tips for setting up your bedroom, improving your bedtime routine, quieting your busy mind at bedtime, and getting up on a school day more easily. It also has some tips to help you feel as awake and alert as possible in the daytime. TIPS FOR SETTING UP YOUR BEDROOM TO IMPROVE YOUR … Continue reading Sleep tips for teens: how to sleep well, shut off your “busy brain,” and get up for school on time more easily
How to treat bedwetting in a child over age 7
If your child is older than 7 and still not quite yet dry at night, read on! Bedwetting is considered normal until at least age 5 or 6. But if your older child is still not dry at night, he or she is likely to be a very deep sleeper who may not be able … Continue reading How to treat bedwetting in a child over age 7
Three Quick Facts About Childhood Insomnia
Insomnia refers to trouble falling asleep or trouble staying asleep. Here are three quick facts about childhood insomnia. 1.) Most children with insomnia do not need a sleep study Many parents think that a child with insomnia needs an overnight sleep study to get to the root of the problem. However, most children (unless they … Continue reading Three Quick Facts About Childhood Insomnia