The Optimal Humidity Level for Sleep

by Mar De Carlo The optimal humidity level for sleeping is between 30% and 50%, however some studies recommend that the ideal humidity to promote optimal sleep falls between 40% and 50% and should never exceed 60%. Humidity can influence sleep comfort and quality in several ways. Excessively high humidity can create a muggy and […]

Three, Four, Six Sleep Chronotypes? Which Is It?

by Mar De Carlo What are sleep chronotypes? Sleep chronotypes refer to individual variations in the timing of one’s natural sleep-wake cycle. They describe when a person feels most alert and awake during the day and when they are most inclined to sleep. Chronotypes are often used to categorize people into different “types” based on […]

Best Hot Drink For Sleep?

by Mar De Carlo When it comes to choosing a hot drink to promote sleep, there are a few options that are known for their calming and sleep-inducing properties: Herbal Teas: Chamomile Tea: Chamomile is well-known for its relaxing properties and is often used as a natural remedy for promoting sleep. Lavender Tea: Lavender has […]

Child Sleep Melatonin Usage Safety

by Mar De Carlo What are the benefits or drawbacks to administering melatonin to kids and teens? Melatonin may be beneficial to kids and teens experiencing sleep disorders as temporary supplement when used properly and approved by their doctor with the right dosage amount for their weight and age. However, melatonin is a hormone. It […]

Is It Healthier For Couples To Sleep In Separate Beds?

by Mar De Carlo  Although, sharing the same bed each night can work and be beneficial for many couples, sleeping in separate beds can be just as beneficial and necessary for other couples.A National Sleep Foundation survey found that as many as 25 percent of couples, 1 in 4 couples reported sleeping in separate beds. To […]

What color is best for your bedroom environment?

Best shade of blue for sleeping by Mar De Carlo Cited in Homes and Gardens Blue: the non-stimulating color. Studies show that any blue bedroom color promotes relaxation, calms the nervous system and supports a tranquil atmosphere. When our eye registers blue, it causes the hypothalamus to produce more melatonin and the adrenal glands to reduce […]

How Sleep Enhances Mood, Memory and Performance

How Sleep Enhances Mood, Memory and Performance By Mar De Carlo In addition to regular exercise and proper nutrition, having consistent quality sleep with the right amount of sleep is vital for our overall health and wellbeing. Sleep is essential for optimal human function and plays an important role in learning, memory, mood, and performance. […]

Interview with Mar De Carlo, Sleep Expert on the Daily Flash Show

 Below is the full original script prepared prior to the live show: Daily Flash Show: Why is it so hard for most people to get a good night’s sleep? Mar De Carlo: There are many specific individual reasons why it is so hard for most people to get a good night’s sleep. However, we […]

Sleep Optimizing Not Sleep Training for Sleep Consultants at IPHI

by Mar De Carlo With the launch of her book, “Awakening Through Sleep” and with the continued advancement of her Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Consultant Certification program via the International Parenting and Health Institute, Mar De Carlo standardizes the term, “Sleep Optimizing” to support the integrative customized strategies and approaches she and her certified […]

IPHI Announces Global Expansion Of Accredited Sleep Coach Certification Program

The International Parenting & Health Institute Announces Global Expansion Of Accredited Sleep Coach Certification Program For Healthcare Professionals The self-directed, online program provides a holistic approach to sleep identifying challenges and supporting individuals through lifestyle, environmental and behavior adjustments. The IPHI Integrative Adult Sleep Coach Certification Program is currently available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, […]