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Springing in to spring forward.


On Sunday March 11th it is time to Spring Forward and move our clocks forward one hour.  Was I the only one to get surprised to learn it is only a week away?  Here I was thinking we had a bit more time before the clocks change, but I was wrong.  Let’s quickly learn about the different options we have…

How to talk to your kids about sleep.


I have been inspired after spending the better part of the weekend chatting to my 4 and 6 year olds about the importance of sleep, the need for early bedtimes after the incredibly late Thanksgiving night; and the signs I knew that they were tired (even if they wanted to convince me they weren’t!).  Today I’m going to give some…

Are black out blinds really that important?


* Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links, however all information and opinions are my own. Ever since my oldest was a baby we have had blackout curtains, not only in his bedroom but also in our own.  I couldn’t survive without them myself.  It wasn’t until I started studying about sleep did I realize how important they are for healthy sleep. I have even…

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How to survive the end of daylight savings.


The end of daylight savings (or “Fall Back”) is now less than a month away.  Set your calendars for Sunday November 5th. Unlike daylight savings most people don’t end up with that “sleep in”, but instead find their kids are up an hour earlier.  Your kids’ sleep period hasn’t moved, but your clock has. I often embrace the end of…

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Why is sunlight so important for sleep?


You have probably heard about how important sunlight is for your general health. Sunlight increases the production of serotonin, which is known to improve your mood. Sunlight also increases your energy as well as aids in getting vitamin D into your system, which helps with maintaining your bone strength. Apart from that, sunlight is incredibly important for sleep. Light helps…