4 Surprising Benefits of Better Sleep for your Special Needs Child

4 Surprising Benefits of Better Sleep for your Special Needs Child

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Your child will probably be in a better mood. Like, much better. Neuroscience researchers have shown that the human mind does a lot of work when we sleep. So, when our kids don’t get enough sleep, their minds don’t get to do all of their important work overnight. A recent study also showed that the mind actually processes things differently when a person is well-rested versus tired, which leads to…

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Going Back to Work and Managing Your Child’s Sleep Schedule

Going Back to Work and Managing Your Child’s Sleep Schedule

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If you are working outside the home as a new mother you may feel like you have a Herculean task! Among numerous challenges you face is the need to balance your work schedule with your child’s sleep needs. It can be downright tricky to juggle their needs in the morning while you get ready for work. And it may feel next to impossible after work to keep them awake long…

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Katie Holloran

Introducing My Featured Gentle Sleep Coach: Katie Holloran

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I am so pleased to welcome Katie Holloran, founder of The Behaviorist Next Door, as my Featured Gentle Sleep Coach for the next two weeks! Katie will be available to answer your sleep questions on my Facebook Page. To post your question, simply type your question in the box and submit it! Katie will do her best to answer your question within 24 hours. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity…

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My Two Year Won’t Sleep Without Me

My Two Year Old Won’t Sleep Without Me

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  Would you like me to answer your baby sleep coaching problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in this video I’m going to answer Kate’s question that she posted on my Facebook page:   “Hi. How can I…

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The Link Between Sleep And School

The Link Between Sleep And School

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The makers of 2breathe are generously awarding two lucky readers a 2breathe device, coaching, and support in return for answering the sleep survey for school-aged children.   Sleep and Elementary Aged Children   Do you have an older child who is having continual difficulty falling asleep? According to the Sleep and Behavior Problems in School-Aged Children Study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, an incredible 50% of elementary school children report…

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night terrors

Nightmares, Night Terrors, And Everything In Between

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Guest post by Dr. Andy Rind  One of the most common sleep complaints parents bring up with their pediatrician is nightmares. Nightmares can be very challenging for parents and of course upsetting for your child. When trying to help improve their child’s nightmares, it is important to first makes sure that nightmares are, in fact, what is going on. There are several similar sleep disturbances that people often think are nightmares:…

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Question of the week- My One-Year Old is Up Several Times A Night

My One-Year Old is Up Several Times A Night

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep coaching problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! Hi. I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in today’s video, I’m going to answer Haley’s question that she posted on my Facebook page. Here’s what she wrote: “My one-year-old wakes…

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3 Benefits of Getting Your Child To Bed Earlier for School

3 Benefits of Getting Your Child To Bed Earlier for School

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One of my vivid childhood memories is being told to go to bed earlier than I really wanted to…especially as school was getting closer. I never liked it. I would stand at the doorway into the living room, look at my parents, and pout, asking for special permission to stay up “just a little bit longer.” I was pretty sure my parents were having a terrific time without me once…

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Question of the week- My 9 Month Old Doesn't Sleep Through The Night

My 9 Month Old Doesn’t Sleep Through The Night

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Would you like me to answer your baby sleep coaching problem in my next video? If so, post your question on my Facebook Page! I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! Hi! I am Kim West, the Sleep Lady, and in today’s video I’m going to answer Dishanta’s question: “My daughter is nine months old and she’s never slept through the night….

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Sleep Training

The Sleep Lady Responds To A Sleep Training Study

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You may wonder, does it really matter which sleep training method you use with your child or will they learn to go to sleep on their own eventually? Will any method harm a child’s psyche or ability to attach? This discussion is ongoing among those who study and write about sleep training methods as well as among parents of babies the world over. A recent sleep trial of only 43 children…

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