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8 Sleep Training Myths Debunked

Sleep Tips And Evidence-Based Sleep Information From A Family Nurse Practitioner

Snoring is often associated with adults, but it’s not uncommon for children to snore as well. While occasional snoring in children may be harmless, persistent snoring may be a cause for concern. Understanding the causes, risks, and potential solutions for snoring in children is helpful when determining our level of concern around a child’s snoring. […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, The Science of Sleep

April 26, 2024

Snoring In Children – Is It Normal?

little girl snoring

We watch TV before bed or scroll on our phones. We’re all guilty of this. The end of the day often seems like the only time of day we have a few minutes to ourselves to zone out and relax. It’s no secret that screens can impact our sleep as adults. We’ve all been in […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, The Science of Sleep

August 1, 2023

How Screens Impact Children’s Sleep

Today we’re looking at the power of sleep and how sleep impacts a child’s growth and development. Beyond providing rest and rejuvenation, sleep plays a crucial role in a child’s growth and development. We’re going to explore the impact of sleep on various aspects of a child’s growth, including physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Understanding […]

The Science of Sleep

July 11, 2023

The Power of Sleep

Sleep training is one of the most controversial topics in early parenting. This topic sparks debate amongst both parents and pediatric professionals alike. Many parents wonder whether sleep training may harm a child’s emotional well-being or affect the parent-child bond.  However, it is important to explore the scientific evidence and debunk common myths which is […]

Sleep Training, The Science of Sleep

June 6, 2023

Debunking Myths: Does Sleep Training Harm My Child?

Sleep plays a huge and important role in the growth and development of young children. Understanding sleep regulation in infants and young children helps us provide the necessary support to establish healthy sleep habits. There are three important factors involved in the regulation of sleep in children: Circadian Rhythms  One of the key factors influencing […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, The Science of Sleep

May 30, 2023

How Is Sleep Regulated In Young Children?

What medical conditions affect sleep? If your little one is having sleep challenges, you may wonder if he or she has an underlying medical problem affecting his or her sleep. Before beginning sleep training, I always recommend you speak with your child’s pediatrician. It’s important for parents to recognize what medical conditions can impact sleep […]

Safe Sleep, The Science of Sleep

April 18, 2023

What Medical Conditions Affect Sleep?

Trouble falling and staying asleep are common problems for children of all ages. Parents are often desperate for a solution to help their children sleep better. By the time parents come to a healthcare provider or sleep consultant, they will have tried many different things often including melatonin supplements. In this process of figuring out […]

Healthy Sleep Habits, Safe Sleep, The Science of Sleep

February 28, 2023

Can I Give My Child Melatonin?