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.

CTV Your Morning – Child Sleep Questions Answered

Your Top Baby and Preschool Sleep Questions Answered by Alanna McGinn on CTV Your Morning I had a blast sitting with Melissa Grelo and answering your top child sleep questions on CTV Your Morning. From baby to preschooler we tackled: • When is the best time to start sleep training and what's the best method to ...

By | January 15th, 2017|Categories: Resources, TV|Tags: |0 Comments

Getting Through A Toddler Sleep Strike

Often we see toddler sleep regressions happen to even the best of sleepers. When clients contact me regarding the toddler sleep strike happening at home, I first make sure sleep basics are being promoted.

Are You Putting Your Baby In Unsafe Sleep Environments?

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a study in August 2016 involving video of over 160 infants and the environment in which they slept. 

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Baby Sleep, Sleep Environment|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why Your 8-12 Year Old Isn’t Sleeping

It’s common for your 8-12 year old to start struggling with sleep. Often parents find their children at this age take longer to get to bed. Perhaps it’s taking them longer to fall asleep or suddenly they are showing bouts of anxiety and fear about going to bed alone. At this age, adequate sleep is ...

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Relaxing Yoga Poses To Help You Fall Asleep

Ideally, we want the whole family to get the most restful sleep possible. One of the best ways to get ready for a good night’s sleep is to relax your body and mind. Practicing relaxing yoga at bedtime can help signal your body that it’s time to enter sleep mode. Stress is one of the ...

By | December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Adult Sleep|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Better Sleep For Kids – Bring Back Bedtime

A good night sleep starts at bedtime. And its time to bring back bedtime. Due to our busy lives and pure exhaustion, we are often rushing through our children's bedtime. Adults are craving to have a few minutes to ourselves before we flop into bed completely sleep deprived. When focusing on better sleep for kids, ...

By | December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Bedtime, Toddler Sleep|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

20 Open Ended Questions for Couples

Let me ask you this question – when is the last time you went to bed with your partner? Our days are filled with work, our kids, driving back and forth from after school activities, trying to fit in a workout if we can, and catching the late show on TV. It’s getting more and ...

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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