Don't wake that baby up

In our household I think about sleep a lot: Who is getting enough of it and how to get more quality sleep. I am obsessed over my own sleep as well as that of the bears I live with and help wake up in the morning....more

Teach baby to sleep through the night

Every baby is capable of sleeping through the night. Studies of billions of babies [1] have shown that, developmentally speaking, their brains and stomachs can endure 8 hours without parental intervention sometime between 4 and 6 months of age. Some babies naturally sleep through the night. However, babies with more sensitive temperaments may need a little coaxing as billions of sleep-deprived parents can attest....more

Will ESP make my baby sleep through the night?

You can blame sleep deprivation madness if you like but I am beginning to convince myself this is working. ESP (extra-sensory perception) as the new get baby back to sleep tool. Whoever wrote the phrase sleeping like a baby was a mad man. Unless of course he meant the phrase to mean something else. Something else akin to hellishness.Anyway, my precious Angel wakes up a lot in the night....more

I'm stalking myself

I asked for - and received - a fitbit for Christmas. I thought it would make me move more throughout my day. And maybe it does. But what it has really done has made me obsessed with my sleep. ...more

To Be Nocturnal

I’m basically a professional sleeper. ...more
I'm trying to limit coffee to one cup and then tea for the rest of the day, this is encouraging! ...more

OTC sleep aids linked to dementia

Over the last few years, you may have heard about the dangers of Ambien (a prescription sleep aid), but new research now says that over-the-counter sleep aids have their own downside: they're linked to dementia.Research from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy in Seattle found a significant correlation between an increased risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's and high use of anitcholinergic drugs. These drugs include OTC sleep aids and the antihistamine Benadryl....more
ParentInProgress samanthamarieB I definitely understand where you're coming from. It's a tough ...more

Weekly Wellness Challenge: Sleep Well.

Why does it always seem like Monday morning wake up is so much more difficult than any other day? I even tend to sleep more on Sunday nights than any other night but the alarm goes off and I dread getting out from underneath my warm covers…especially when it is cold outside!...more

A curfew for your devices

My son got a new electronic device with all his Christmas loot. It's like a Fitbit for kids, so it tracks his physical activity throughout the day and gives him rewards and games to play. It's a great little device and he is excited about it....more