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Through this blog, I will regularly provide new information on baby sleep training and sleep advice to help your child enjoy healthy sleep.
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Blog 91
 | August 8, 2022
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Why Early Bedtimes Are Important

Some statements are easy to understand and easy to study, for example: “teething causes sleep disruptions”. This popular myth, and others are clearly identified as false statements in scientific publications.  
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 | August 4, 2022
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Fake News on Instagram

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Blog 90
 | August 1, 2022
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Bedtime Routines #4

At bedtimes, do you leave the room after soothing or stay until your child is in a deep sleep state? Leaving the room after soothing predicts better sleep for your child.
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Blog 89
 | July 25, 2022
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Bedtime Routines #3

Bedtime routines help children calm down before falling asleep because children learn to associate the routines with the natural state of relaxed drowsiness.
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Blog 88
 | July 18, 2022
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Cultural Differences in Maternal Sleep-Related Cognitive Biases

"Expectant mothers who strongly tended to interpret infant night-waking as a sign of infant distress that requires immediate intervention were more likely to get actively involved in settling their infants to sleep, and their infants had more night-wakings, compared to infants of mothers who were more likely to endorse cognitions emphasizing the importance of promoting infant self-soothing."
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Blog 87
 | July 11, 2022
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Bedtime Routines (#2)

“More bedtime routine consistency predicted less nighttime waking and sleep problems, and more bedtime adaptive activities predicted longer sleep duration and fewer sleep problems.”
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Blog 86
 | July 4, 2022
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Cumulative Sleepiness & Subjective Blindness to Sleepiness (#3 of 3)

If you allow your child to have consecutive nights of insufficient sleep, your child’s brain will never adapt to the insufficient sleep.
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Blog 85
 | June 27, 2022
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Cumulative Sleepiness & Subjective Blindness to Sleepiness (#2 of 3)

Insufficient sleep degrades the brain’s function. The more sleep the brain gets, the better it functions. The effects of inadequate sleep on brain function and performance are well-documented.
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Related Parents' Reports

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Healthy Sleep in Young Children Has Carryover Benefits in Adolescence

Benefits from early healthy sleep habits persist in preteens and teenagers, who continue, pretty much on their own, to get healthy sleep.
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Sleep Spa and Beauty Sleep

Sometimes I have recommended to teenagers who are short on sleep that they take a five-day “sleep spa” treatment. No, that doesn’t mean having their parents book them into an expensive resort! It simply means dedicating five days to going to sleep earlier than usual.
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Fathers

Fathers can help children sleep as well as mothers. Get dad on board!
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6-week crying peak

Antonio was born two weeks early and without difficulty. I remember thinking several hours after his birth that he was going to be a very easy boy, since my pregnancy and delivery were both routine and relatively easy. Three days after we brought him home, however, I realized that my expectations might have been a little off.
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