Child Sleep Requirements for School Aged Children

by Mar De Carlo The amount of sleep needed for school-aged children can vary based on their age. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine provides the following general guidelines for recommended sleep durations: Preschoolers (3-5 years old): 10-13 hours per day School-age children (6-12 years old): 9-12 hours per day Teenagers (13-18 years old): 8-10 […]

How To Use Pacifiers Optimally for Child Sleep

by Mar De Carlo Pacifiers, also known as soothers or dummies, can be a helpful tool for soothing babies and promoting better sleep. Here are some tips on using pacifiers properly during sleep optimization for babies: Introduce the Pacifier at the Right Time: Wait until breastfeeding is well established before introducing a pacifier to avoid […]

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 […]

The startup costs for a sleep consulting business

The startup costs for a sleep consulting business can vary based on factors such as the scale of your operation, your location, and the services you plan to offer. Here are some potential startup costs to consider: Education and Certification: If you’re not already a certified sleep consultant, you may need to invest in education […]

What To Do When Your Child Wakes Up At Night?

by Mar De Carlo Child waking up at night? Here’s a vital key that often goes unnoticed : There is so much advice about what to do when a child wakes up at night. Often the advice is child centered focused. The most popular responses are to let the child cry in order to learn […]

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 […]

Becoming a Pediatric Sleep Consultant

When you are representing any profession and offering personal coaching services to customers, it is beneficial to use a title that accurately describes your professional scope and boundaries to practice. The title pediatric sleep consultant, for example, is used by some sleep consultants who do not have a medical background, The term pediatric is defined […]

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 […]

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 […]