Bedtime routine essentials according to experts

Bedtime routine essentials according to experts

A consistent bedtime routine is essential for restorative sleep according to experts. What exactly does that mean? What are the essentials when it comes to a successful bedtime routine? Sleep medicine specialist and expert Dr. Robert Rosenberg of Answers for Sleep,...
Epiphany

Epiphany

Epiphany – flash – insight – discovery – aha! It didn’t take a lightning bolt aha! to tell me my kid needed a nap. It was Sunday, January 8th. She was 14 months old. She was pulling her ear, rubbing her eyes and you could not hear the bishop recite the liturgy of...
Bedtime Matters

Bedtime Matters

We all know how important it is to get enough sleep. What we need to understand is bedtime matters for sleep. A lot. And more specifically a bedtime routine matters. I learned the hard way that bedtime matters. There have been periods in my adult life when I just...
Too Sensitive

Too Sensitive

Back in July, I wrote a piece for the Huffington Post on why bedtime is a parenting priority. In case you missed it, here’s the link. Now it seems things “out there” have gotten even harsher.  These are not the values any family wants to have their...
Sleep and Vacation

Sleep and Vacation

Whenever I’m on vacation, I lose sleep over these two things: • If I sleep to get back in sync with the local time, I miss the local vacation experience. • If I force myself to stay awake and not sleep, I’m bad company PLUS miss the local vacation experience....