A mom recently emailed me an interesting question. Her three year old has never had a consistent bedtime routine and she is interested in starting one. In this video, I answer several questions: When is the best time to institute a bedtime routine? What time should bedtime occur? Where should bedtime occur? What are the […]
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.
Before you starting thinking about sleep training, you need to look at your child’s eating habits at night. I would strongly recommend that you stop any caloric intake as one of your first steps in getting your child to sleep through the night. Sometimes, stopping night feeds is all you need to do to get […]