About Alanna McGinn

Alanna McGinn is the creator of The Good Night Sleep Cleanse and Founder of Good Night Sleep Site a family sleep consulting practice helping babies to adults sleep better. Alanna and her global team are working with families to overcome their sleep challenges. You can follow her expert advice on The Marilyn Denis Show, The Goods, and Your Morning, and national publications like Today’s Parent, Maclean’s, Prevention, and Huffington Post. Alanna strives in helping families and corporations overcome their sleep challenges and have happy well-rested smiles in the morning.

Episode 36: Preparing Your Child for Sleep Away Camp

By | 2019-06-25T12:07:38+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Podcast|

It’s that time of year where your child may be headed off to camp. Whether big or small your child may be having mixed emotions about the experience, heck you may have mixed emotions about the experience. Heading off to their first year of sleep away camp is a big deal and sometimes a little [...]

Episode 35: Guest – Jamie Glowacki – Potty Training Expert

By | 2019-06-19T14:56:36+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Podcast|

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn sits down with Potty Training Expert and author of Oh Crap Potty Training and Oh Crap I have a Toddler, Jamie Glowacki. Jamie is a trusted resource on all things potty training and now toddlerhood! Her two former careers as social worker and circus performer make her uniquely qualified to deal [...]

Episode 34: Sleep Clinic #4

By | 2019-06-14T01:38:54+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Podcast|

On today’s sleep clinic Sleep Expert Alanna is joined by four of her Good Night Sleep Site team members and together they answer your sleep questions that were submitted to @GNSleepSite through Instagram and Twitter. Join sleep experts Jamie Contarini, Emily O’Gorman, Laura Armstrong, and Heather Young and together with Alanna they tackle: How to [...]

Episode 33: How Do You Sleep Train a Baby With a Toddler at Home

By | 2019-06-09T02:00:20+00:00 June 9th, 2019|Podcast|

It’s a common issue that we hear from our parents. You are ready to start sleep training your baby and start a routine, stay consistent, and stay strong but you’re worried that your baby will wake up your toddler. How is it possible to remain consistent in your day-to-day routine of sleep training when you [...]

Is Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder Affecting Your Sleep?

By | 2019-05-31T18:59:44+00:00 May 31st, 2019|Adult Sleep|

Mood certainly effects your sleep, and vice versa. In November we wrote a blog post that addressed sleep and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and what you can do to help make it through our long and dark winters. On the flip side, did you know that for some people SAD is more of an issue [...]

Episode 32: Guest – Sarah Remmer – Family Nutritionist

By | 2019-05-28T15:56:35+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Podcast|

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn speaks with Family Nutritionist Sarah Remmer. Sarah is the founder and owner of The Centre for Family Nutrition, a Calgary-based nutrition counselling practice that specializes in pre-natal, infant and child nutrition. She has a powerful passion for good food, and for teaching parents how to healthfully (and realistically!) feed their families. [...]

Episode 31: How to Sleep Well While Pregnant

By | 2019-05-21T13:37:41+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Podcast|

Good Night Sleep Site helps many new parents help their children sleep better but what about mama’s-to-be who are having so much difficulty sleeping while pregnant? Frequent wakings, tossing and turning, difficulty getting comfortable, all coupled with various aches and pains. Throw in insomnia and some heartburn, carpal tunnel and basically the chance of getting [...]

Sleep Tips For Babies With A Helmet, Cast, Brace Or Reflux

By | 2019-05-15T18:36:50+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Baby Sleep|

We know that parents can get stressed and worried about their baby’s sleep even in the best of times. Throw any type of illness or medical situation into the mix and things just get that much more complicated. Helping baby sleep well with a helmet, cast, brace or when struggling with reflux can seem overwhelming, [...]

Episode 30: Guest – Dr. Stephanie Liu – Family Doctor

By | 2019-05-14T12:38:35+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Podcast|

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn speaks with Family Doctor Dr. Stephanie Liu and answers new parent medical questions. Stephanie practices community family medicine and acute care at the University of Alberta Hospital. Alanna has had the pleasure of contributing to Stephanie's popular blog over at lifeofdrmom.com and today Stephanie answers your top child medical questions! This [...]

Why Couples are Sleeping in Separate Bedrooms – Breakfast Television

By | 2019-05-09T22:56:42+00:00 May 9th, 2019|TV|

While we used to think of only our grandparents as sleeping in separate rooms more and more couples in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s are sleeping in separate rooms and not because they no longer love each other or their marriage is doomed. They are choosing to do so because they simply aren’t sleeping well [...]