Sound of Sleep Consulting Ottawa

Nap transitions happen so frequently during the first year that it may seem you finally have a predictable sleep schedule and, then it suddenly changes again! Many parents can be left puzzled by whether their baby should continue with three naps a day or make the switch to two. If you are not quite sure

There is always so much discussion and fear about the 4-month sleep regression. I typically hear from tired parents facing this challenging time, wondering about what to with their once perfect sleeper now waking several times in the night! Read more about why this can happen with my best tips. Why is it happening? Your

Stop Waking at Night

Do you find yourself waking at night, feeling wide awake and unable to return to sleep? Did you know that approximately half of women and men suffer from insomnia, according to Stats Canada in 2017? I believe that this number is much higher during the pandemic where stress and anxiety have increased for many. If

Children are soon ending a long break from their last “normal” day at school. This is a time when I typically receive many questions about getting children back on their sleep schedule. However, this year could prove to be a bigger task than most if late nights, sleeping in, and a lack of routine have

This has been a difficult time for many, especially children. Not only have our lives changed dramatically, theirs have as well. They are especially sensitive to the tension and stress parents are experiencing, which means they may feel more drained, and certainly more tired. Prioritizing sleep is essential for your children and family right now.

Many parents have children at home while trying to juggle the household, work from home, and socially distance themselves. As a Sleep Consultant who works with tired families daily, I know this often creates even more demands on families raising young children. Together with rested families in the Sound of Sleep Consulting private Facebook group,

“So do you just sleep perfectly every night?” I remember my friend asking me this. The truth is, most of the time I do. I am usually researching and helping others who are suffering with extreme sleep deprivation. I see first-hand how it directly impacts their energy, focus, relationships mental health and well-being. I am

Do you reach for a cup of coffee when you wake up in the morning? Many of us do! Maybe it’s the smell, the first cup you drink that tastes so delicious or the feeling of more energy on Monday morning that you look forward to? There are a variety of reasons that people enjoy

Prioritizing Sleep in 2020!

How are you? Busy. That’s life though, right? Does this sound like you? Maybe someone you know? I would bet that many people that you ran into in December said this to you. In fact, there are many people say this on a daily basis. What if I told you that we had the most

I am thrilled that once again my favourite businesses are offering giveaways! This is an opportunity to have some fun and spread joy to each and everyone of you. ****BONUS 12 GIVEAWAYS***** Each of these terrific businesses are graciously offering a fantastic GIVEAWAY that anyone can win. Just head over to the Sound of Sleep

It’s nighttime, yet the idea of going to bed sounds more like a nightmare rather than sweet dreams. Why? Chances are you likely can not fall asleep or stay asleep and are dealing with constant insomnia. These symptoms include: Going to bed at a reasonable time, but laying awake for hours. Falling asleep easily, but

There is a 24% increase in heart attacks the Monday after we lose one hour of sleep in the Spring and a 21 % decrease in the Fall when we gain an hour. This is good news for the upcoming time change but it still disrupts our internal sleep clock when we have an extra

The Competition for Busy

Do you notice……everyone is B-U-S-Y? I hear it when I am at the park with my children, at the grocery store, before a work meeting, and of course when I dig in to find out why someone is not sleeping at night. “I am so busy.” “I can’t wait for the weekend. Work has been

The Christmas season is here! Many of us already have a full calendar between parties, activities, shopping, travel and endless to-do lists. All of this can bring a lot of mixed emotions of excitement, joy, as well as overwhelm, busyness and exhaustion with trying to fit it all in – a tall order for most

Many moms would agree that life with a toddler and a baby can feel challenging. It can often be a non-stop roller coaster ride between breakfast and bedtime. Here are my tips for making the jugging act easier for everyone! Ask for help Many moms have a challenging time doing this. Recognize that it is

It’s Time To Fall Back!

Daylight savings time is coming up this weekend! I get a TON of questions asking for the best way to handle daylight savings time and children’s sleep. So what is the best way to handle it? My advice is to “split the difference.” For “Fall Back,” my recommendation to all parents is just to leave

Better Sleep in Ottawa

Every day I have the privilege of working with families to have better sleep not only for their children but for their entire family. I recently worked with a lovely family who was battling sleep deprivation with both their one year old daughter, as well as their six year old son. There is help as

Go To Bed Already!

As you approach the end of September, it is normal to feel tired! It has been close to a month since your summer holiday season has ended. There are new routines that have begun since Labour Day, with the beginning of extracurricular activities, back-to-school and day-care. Fall is the time that you might be craving

With the last long weekend of summer coming soon, the countdown is on for back-to-school! To ensure that our children feel rested and at their best when the bell rings on the first day, it is important to make sure that they are receiving the proper amount of good quality sleep. If summer time took

Who doesn’t love summer with barbecues, the beach and holidays?? There is so much to enjoy and look forward to. But with little ones who thrive on sleep routines, it can really throw a wrench into those carefree summer days. Who wants to mess with nap times or bedtime? Certainly not this Sleep Consultant or

“Suddenly my child is waking several times a night?” “My baby has started protesting at bedtime!” “He looks tired but he refuses to nap now.” Sound familiar? Do you have a child that used to sleep perfectly, but for reasons unknown to you he seems to have hit the 4 month, or 18 month or

My passion for sleep began once I became a mom. When my daughter was born, she began sleeping through the night at 10 weeks of age. When I say “sleep through the night” I mean that she slept for 11 + hours without crying-it-out. We worked diligently on her sleep routines, and she caught on

Time to go back to work already?! In Canada, we are fortunate to be able to stay home with our children for a full year. I know that I certainly felt privileged to be on maternity leave with both of my children during that time. There are many changes happening to babies that first year,

Already? It always feels like we just changed the clocks. This is not such a big deal prior to having children, but it certainly becomes stressful when parents have to adjust their little ones to a “new time”. This is especially true if they have just gotten on track with sleep. Losing one hour means

The snow is on its way out (hopefully!) and perhaps you are planning a family getaway! Feeling a bit nervous about it all? I get it. We are planning two days away with our two and five year-olds and I can’t wait, but there are a few things that I know need to be in

Do you ever feel like your home circulates between one virus after the other? Having young children can leave parents and little ones battling any combination of sore throats, stomach bugs and the sniffles. Sleep is such a powerful tool with amazing immune boosting benefits which is why it is important to optimize sleep as much as possible

Sleep Guide & Giveaway!

Here it is! The Sound Of Sleep Christmas Sleep Guide! I have created a Sleep Guide – just for you – so that you can help your little one sleep a little more soundly as we approach 2017. This guide is a mix of my favourite products and must-do sleep strategies for any child. By the way there

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