Sleep Struggles: Your Child with Trisomy 21
Many children with special needs have difficult sleeping well through the night. For a child with Trisomy 21, it is not uncommon for them to deal with a number of issues nightly: Difficulty falling asleep (takes a long time) Restlessness, lots of tossing and turning Wakes up frequently at night Needs help falling asleep Light […]
EMF and Their Affect On Sleep
This past month or so has been a month filled with changes, including moving to a new house and traveling to a time zone 10 hours ahead of my local time. This has lead me to contemplate on something that I feel could be affecting your sleep more than you think: EMFs (electromagnetic fields). Let […]
The 3 Things for Increased Brain Power!
Each day, I receive Google Alerts about all the new and exciting things that are happening in the sleep research field. This study really stuck out to me not only as a sleep specialist, but also as a child brain developmentalist. A recent study was done by Lancet Child and Adolescent Health tracking the cognitive […]
How to End Early Morning Wake-ups
Early morning wake-ups: a tiring and frustrating situation for many parents! Even when things seem to be going great — baby is going down on their own, they have the right bed time, naps are going well — those morning are STILL early! What to do? This is an incredibly common thing that happens, even […]
Key to Healing – Sleep!
The link between improved sleep and recovery from brain injury is strong, according to research published in Neurology. Better and more consistent sleep patterns were related to patients recovering faster. The findings show sleep is essential for the restoration of proper brain function and poor sleep could be related to slower recovery. One researcher stated, […]