About Alanna McGinn

Alanna McGinn is a mother of three (1 + twins!), Founder and CEO of Good Night Sleep Site, and Director for the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants (IACSC). She also serves on the faculty of The Family Sleep Institute. When she’s not on route to the bus stop or tripping over fire trucks and tea sets, she’s working with families to overcome their sleep challenges. Follow Alanna on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube for daily sleep tips and advice.

Meditation For Children

If you’ve recently discovered meditation as a great way to relax before bed, you’re not alone. It is one of the most commonly suggested methods for helping people fall asleep and quieting their minds. You may be wondering if you can practice meditation with your kids to help them fall asleep faster as well. The ...

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Bedtime, Bedtime Routine, Toddler Sleep|0 Comments

Protect Your Sleep During The Holidays

As parents we are often concerned with our children's sleep during the holidays but about what about our own? With all the hustle and bustle of the festivities, protecting our own sleep patterns tends to fall by the wayside. This holiday season, here are a few tips that can help you take care of yourself ...

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Adult Sleep|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Tips To Ease Childhood Nightmares

It was my husband’s idea to let our four year-old daughter watch Ghostbusters. But who’s she going to call when its 4 a.m. and the movie has given her nightmares? That’s right; it’s mommy she wants for some reassurance and comfort.

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Bedtime, Toddler Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I Did CIO With My Kids & They Still Love Me

A new study led by Michael Gradisar from Flinders University in Australia states that sleep training methods graduated extinction (yes, crying may be involved)

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Baby Sleep, Bedtime, Sleep Training|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

We know it can be hard to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. But we also know that just about everyone would welcome a gift that helps them get a better night's rest and feel great the next day.  With that in mind, we have put together a 2016 Holiday Gift Guide ...

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Family Sleep, Holiday Sleep Guide|Tags: |0 Comments

Books Make Great Holiday Gifts!

Books make a great gift at any age. You probably already know that here at Good Night Sleep Site, we think a great bedtime routine is a key component of good sleep hygiene.  

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Bedtime|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Your Hormones Are Affecting Your Sleep Quality

It is common to hear sleep issues discussed in a community of 40+ year old women. According to stats Canada, 35% of women claim to have difficulty falling and staying asleep.

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Family Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sleep Training Methods 101

You are ready to sleep train, but the information out there can be overwhelming and discouraging. Which sleep training method should you choose? Not to worry, sleep training doesn’t need to be so hard! Often when we think of sleep training we think we need to choose the method and that’s the only thing we ...

If You Wake Up at Night Should You Stay In Bed?

Let’s paint the picture. You wake up at night, in the middle of the night, and whoosh goes your brain. Every thought, worry, stress, your constant to-do list comes crashing in and suddenly sleep seems impossible. We may experience this periodic episode of insomnia, which is called acute insomnia, from time to time, lasting for ...

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Adult Sleep, Family Sleep|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Create the Perfect Sleep Environment – The Goods on CBC

How to Create the Perfect Sleep Environment and Remove all Sleep Busters   I had a great time joining the hosts of The Goods and helping them to create their perfect sleep environment. You can catch the full episode here and my segments starts at the 25.39 mark. Find out what I tell Jessi and Steven ...

By | October 30th, 2016|Categories: Resources, TV|Tags: |0 Comments