Does Autism Cause Sleep Problems?
6 Tips for Using a Sleep Training Clock
The sleep training clock is a tool that my team uses often when sleep training kids with special needs. When used correctly, a sleep training clock can be a very effective way to combat early mornings, and teach your child when it’s okay to start the day. However, before you rush out and buy a […]
My Child With Autism Doesn’t Sleep – Help!
Whether your child with ASD has struggled to sleep for days, weeks, months…or years, it can feel overwhelming and frustrating as to why it’s just. not. happening. As a parent, you worry how your child can function on the few hours they’re getting. You may have asked your child’s doctors and therapists about their sleep […]
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 […]
What’s Happening in the Brain While We Sleep?
Unraveling the mystery behind why we sleep Let me preface this by saying this — sleep science is still trying to figure out what exactly is going on. Sleep is by far one of the most mysterious things our bodies do and for decades researchers have been trying to get to the bottom of it. […]
Your Child’s Vision and Sleep
When it comes to improving a child’s sleep, especially for children with special needs, one thing that parents do need to look at carefully is their child’s vision. For some children, they may have blindness, limited vision, or can be incredible sensitive to light. Our brain is reliant on light and dark changes throughout the […]
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 […]
Why Sleep Regressions Aren’t a Bad Thing
Nothing strikes fear in the heart of parents more than a sleep regression. No, I’m kidding, but it’s no fun to deal with for sure. Baby wakes up more, spends longer stretches awake (read: up to several hours), and often it keeps parents up more than they really want to be. They often happen around […]
Sleep For your School-Aged Child
‘Tis the season… School has officially begun for your child. And here is my #1 tip for your child to have their best day at school: Get plenty of sleep! Study after study has been done linking a good night’s sleep to better test scores and problem solving abilities. Why? Sleep is a vital process […]
Get Moving to Get Sleeping
Did you know that nearly 50% of Americans suffer from poor/insufficient sleep? That’s a whole lot of people. If everyone followed a consistent routine and got to bed at the right time, it would be a great step in the right direction with regards to sleep health and hygiene. But, what else can you do? […]