sleep

Bedwetting Basics

Bedwetting is a cause of frustration for many parents. If you are like me, you may have gone through countless articles looking for the magic cure to your child's bedwetting problem. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for bedwetting. Bedwetting in children under five is considered normal. » Read more

Curing Insomnia Naturally with Sleep Machines and Other Techniques

By JustMommies

By Christine Harrell As our world becomes increasingly more stressful, a growing number of people are suffering from the turmoil of insomnia. Studies from the National Sleep Foundation lead researchers to believe that the majority of those suffering from this very real problem result from hectic, stressful lives. Before turning to addictive medications and sleep aids, try some more natural solutions that tackle the problem at its source » Read more

Help Reset Your Child's Internal Clock before School Starts

By Patti Teel, www.pattiteel.com

I have fond memories of my children excitedly preparing for each new school year. With a brand new pair of tennis shoes and backpack, they looked forward to the new school year with both eager anticipation and trepidation. » Read more

Teens and Sleep – Why is your teenager so tired?

In order to function properly during the day, everyone needs a good night’s sleep. For teenagers, that means about nine hours each night – but if you’ve got a growing teen at home, it’s unlikely that he or she is getting close to that amount on a regular basis. » Read more

The night visitor: Trips to the parent’s bed

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of Gentle Baby Care and The No-Cry Sleep Solution

If your house echoes with the sound of pat-pat-pat down the hallway when your child leaves his room to climb into your bed in the middle of the night, rest assured that you are not alone. It’s perfectly natural for a toddler or preschooler to search out his parents for comfort and security – it’s a sign of his trust and his deep love for you. » Read more

The Baby's Coming! How to Make Sure Your Older Kids are Sleeping Through the Night

By Patti Teel, www.pattiteel.com

If you are expecting a baby and already have one or more children, it’s wise to solve their sleep problems before the new baby arrives. Remember, a newborn typically awakens every three to four hours and adapting to a new baby’s schedule is very tiring for everyone in the house. » Read more

Solving Naptime Problems

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution

Napping is an important element of your child’s healthy mental and physical growth. A daily nap refreshes a child so that she can maintain her energy, focus, and ability to learn for the rest of the day. » Read more

Night Terrors

What is a night terror? A night terror is not the same as a nightmare. A night terror occurs when a child is partially awakened from a very deep sleep. Sleepwalking is also another example of partial arousal from a deep sleep. Night terrors generally happen shortly after a child falls asleep. Sometime during the first fifteen minutes of sleep the body goes into the deep non-REM sleep. » Read more

Eight Sleep Tips for Every Child

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution

The following ideas are of value to almost any sleeper, of any age. These tips can bring improvement not only in your child’s sleep, but also in her daytime mood and last, but not least – improvements in your own sleep and outlook as well. # 1 Maintain a consistent bedtime and awaking time. » Read more

Bedtime Without Battles

Do your kids fight going to bed? Are you looking for ideas on how to get your kids in bed and keep them in bed? Below is a list of our best bedtime tips. » Read more