Tips for Sleeping Well in Hot Weather

by Mar De Carlo, founder of the International Parenting & Health Institute Struggling to Sleep in Hot Weather? Here’s How to Improve Your Rest Hot weather can make it hard to sleep well due to various physiological and environmental factors. Our bodies follow a natural circadian rhythm, which helps regulate sleep-wake cycles and body temperature. […]

Improve Your Sleep Without Supplements

by Mar De Carlo, founder of the International Parenting & Health Institute Improving sleep without supplements involves adopting healthy sleep habits and creating a conducive sleep environment. Here are six effective strategies to help you fall asleep and stay asleep, along with explanations of their benefits: Sunlight Exposure in the Morning: Getting sunlight first thing […]

IPHI’s Holistic Approach in Parenting and Mental Health

UpTime App Interview with Mar De Carlo, founder of the International Parenting & Health Institute Introduction to Your Journey: Your story is incredibly inspiring, from your courageous decision as a single mother to prioritize attachment with your daughter to founding the International Parenting & Health Institute. Can you share with us what drove you to […]

These Berries Can Improve and Support Your Sleep

by Mar De Carlo Several berries are known for their potential sleep promoting properties due to their rich antioxidant content, anti-inflammatory effects, and other beneficial compounds. Some of the best berries for promoting better sleep include: Cherries: Cherries, particularly tart cherries, have gained attention for their potential sleep-promoting properties. They are naturally rich in melatonin, […]

How Does Sleep Play a Crucial Role in Weight Loss & Muscle Gain?

by Mar De Carlo Sleep plays a crucial role in both weight loss and muscle gain. Getting enough quality sleep is important for both weight loss and muscle gain. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night to support your fitness goals. Here is how sleep impacts weight loss and muscle gain: Weight Loss: Lack […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]