How to Deal with the Stigma & Judgment of Sleep Training

As a sleep consultant I spend a tremendous amount of time disabusing people of their previous beliefs regarding sleep training. As any parent who has spent anytime in a parenting Facebook group, or googling anything about children and sleep, knows there’s A LOT of information out there. Most of it conflicts with each other and [...]

By | 2017-04-25T16:12:14+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Crying, Guilt, Science of Sleep, Sleep Training, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

My dear friend Tamara Johnson, author of 31 Dates in 31 Days, sent me a short message a while back about a book she'd heard about on NPR entitled Dreamland, Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep. The author, journalist David K. Randall, had decided to deeply research sleep after he had started sleepwalking.  I decided [...]

By | 2017-04-13T12:46:23+00:00 October 28th, 2012|Categories: Science of Sleep, Sleep Training|Tags: , |0 Comments

Crying and Cortisol

A lot of anti-sleep trainers out their talk in depth about cortisol in relation to crying babies.  The basic idea is that crying is stressful for babies, so their brains will flood their bodies with cortisol - the stress hormone - which causes long-term damage to the brain itself, plus a number of other issues. [...]

By | 2017-04-13T12:48:26+00:00 October 17th, 2012|Categories: Crying, Science of Sleep, Sleep Training|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

A Few Words on Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, by Dr. Marc Weissbluth (HSHHC) is hands down my favorite child sleep book.  There are many others that offer great methods and programs, but none come close to flat out convincing a parent that doing, and sometimes sacrificing, whatever it takes to instill excellent sleep habits in a child is [...]

By | 2017-04-13T12:53:51+00:00 September 29th, 2012|Categories: Science of Sleep, Sleep Training|Tags: , , |0 Comments