Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Your child is getting enough sleep. Most likely. Honestly, even as a mom of four, I still struggle with this whole sleep thing. How much should they be getting? When do you know that their sleep is impacting their health? Do children need significantly more sleep than adults?
Here to unlock the secrets of sleep is Dr. Laura Gainche, Ph.D. Laura is a Neuroscientist and a sleep scientist with a background in holistic family sleep. On her Science For All Women platform, she helps mothers turn sleepless nights into blissful slumber with the power of science and connection. She wants families to find their unique way to parent at night.
Listen as we chat about the importance of sleep for adults and children, the key differences between the sleep needs of adults and children, how much sleep we really need, and so much more.
In this episode, we discuss:
What inspired Laura to become a sleep scientist and how she got started
The importance of sleep for both adults and children in terms of overall health
What the key differences are between the sleep needs of adults and children
How sleep cycles differ between children and adults
The difference between “sleep training” and “holistic sleep”
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What inspired you to become a sleep scientist, and how did you get started?
Could you explain the importance of sleep for both adults and children in terms of overall health and well-being?
What are the key differences between the sleep needs of adults and children?
How many hours of sleep should the average adult strive for and how does this change as we age?
How about children? Is the 12-hour night realistic for all babies and young children?
Can you explain the concept of sleep cycles and how they differ in adults + children?
What role, if any, does genetics play in sleep patterns?
How important is timing of sleep (i.e. circadian rhythms) for both adults and children, and how can people align their sleep schedules with their natural rhythms?
Can you share some strategies for managing sleep-related anxiety or insomnia in adults?
What are some tips for establishing healthy sleep habits from a young age?
How can parents use sleep schedules, and should they?
What is the difference between “sleep training” and “holistic sleep”?
How can parents survive the first months and years of sleep struggles?