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, […]

Sleep Tips To Overcome Common Sleep Challenges

by Mar De Carlo  Evaluate Your Lifestyle, Health History and Family History There are so many forces that affect sleep and in order to get the root of the challenge we must first investigate the strongest forces that affect sleep in order to first rule those ’causes’ out.  Rarely is there just one main ‘problem’ […]

The importance of holistically addressing questions

“When parents experience a child’s sleep challenge, one of the most common paths parents take to solve the ‘problem’ is one of public inquisition, usually with the general questions being asked right from the start. Quite often parents seek the support of online forums or public groups where the root of sleep issues are not […]