Category Archives for "Sleep Science"
Distress, yelling, screaming, thrashing, and not receiving comfort? If these words describe episodes that your child is experiencing soon after falling asleep at bedtime, your child is likely experiencing what’s known as a night terror. What are night terrors? Night terrors are considered a parasomnia-a disorder characterized by the abnormal or unusual behavior of the […]Continue reading
Does your little one experience fears at bedtime or wake with nightmares? Try these approaches to resolve those night-time scares. Before we get into techniques to resolution approaches, let us delve into an understanding of why these approaches work and why I suggest them. Fear, anxiety, and depression are fueled by one part of the […]Continue reading
It’s no wonder the man who permanently changed the sleep of our whole world, was not much of a sleeper himself. He thought sleep was a waste of time and slept as little as possible. Little did he know that generations would follow this train of thought, causing an epidemic of sleep disorders. Don’t get […]Continue reading
Strep obviously disrupts sleep but there’s more to the picture. My family had strep this week. Well, actually my kids and I did. My husband escaped – so far. Don’t hate us, but our kids don’t tend to have disrupted sleep, even through sickness. This sickness go around was different, both of my kids were […]Continue reading
Working with children for years now, I’ve learned that it’s not all about behavior when it comes to sleep. There are so many factors that influence sleep and behavior. When I was a new mama and reading about sleep, some sleep books out there made me wonder if my daughter wanted to manipulate me into helping […]Continue reading