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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choosing the Right Sleep Consultant Certification Program: A Comprehensive Guide

Quality sleep is essential for overall well-being, and as awareness about the importance of healthy sleep habits  grows, so does the demand for certified adult and child sleep coaches. Sleep coaches are professionals who help individuals and families overcome sleep-related challenges and improve their sleep quality. If you are considering a career as a sleep […]

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 […]

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. […]