Pretty soon, the clocks go forward as we “spring ahead” on Sunday, March 11th. We set our clocks ahead an hour as we re-enter daylight saving time. If you do not have children (and are not working overnight), this is a bit of a bummer and you lose an hour of sleep. If you do have kids, […]
Recently, a friend contacted me about some sleep difficulties she was having with her baby: My 7 month old has started waking up more frequently in the last several weeks after a cold. For the last several months, she has slept through the night with only a single awakening at night. However, she recently had […]
On the surface of it, the timing of falling asleep seems fairly easy to understand. Once you have been awake for a certain period of time, you become tired and eventually go to sleep. The technical term for increasing sleepiness over time is the homeostatic sleep drive, as I explained in a previous post. However, there […]
When I see children or teenagers with sleep difficulties, the first questions in my mind are, “What is bedtime like? What time is it? How long does it take to fall asleep?” One of the best treatments for insomnia is frequently adjusting the timing of bedtime at night. It does not entail any prescriptions or […]
Early morning awakenings are really challenging for tired parents of small children. Here are some strategies for dealing with them.