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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.

How to Create a Successful Family Meeting

By |2020-02-17T18:47:41+00:00February 17th, 2020|Podcast|

When someone in the family isn’t sleeping well, it can affect everyone in the home. And while it’s one thing for babies and toddlers to have some trouble with sleep and bedtime, it’s another thing when your school-aged children are consistently having difficulty. Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn helps you conduct a successful family sleep meeting [...]

Should You Really Never Wake A Sleeping Baby?

By |2020-01-29T23:53:22+00:00February 13th, 2020|Baby Sleep|

Does it really matter if your little one’s afternoon nap lasts past four in the afternoon? Do you have to wake a newborn to feed them? These are just some of the questions new parents often have when it comes to babies and their sleep. And whether it’s from dotting grandparents or from your neighbour [...]

Guest – Kelly Bourne – Parenting Expert

By |2020-03-01T01:58:20+00:00January 29th, 2020|Podcast|

As a Pediatric Registered Nurse turned parenting researcher, speaker, and writer, Kelly Bourne's straight-shooting tips help parents navigate the bumps and WTF moments with their sanity and sense of humour intact. Holding both a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy and certification as a Positive Discipline Parenting Educator, Kelly provides support and practical tools for [...]

Sleep Regressions

By |2020-03-26T15:55:39+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Podcast|

"Why is my perfect sleeper all of a sudden waking up and not going back to sleep?" Sound familiar? Sleep Regressions are unavoidable for our babies. Teething, illness, travel, even developmental milestones, unfortunately can disrupt sleep. It’s easy to go to the "Get Through the Night" mode and suddenly what you normally practice goes out [...]

Is My Newborn Sleeping Too Much?

By |2019-12-16T17:09:10+00:00January 7th, 2020|Baby Sleep|

Wondering if your newborn is sleeping too much may be a question you never thought you’d ask. As a new parent, you’ve most certainly heard about how much sleep you’ll probably lose, and over the course of the first year that will probably be true (read about the 4 month sleep regression for evidence!) However, [...]

The Best Sleep Resources From 2019

By |2019-12-16T17:33:59+00:00December 19th, 2019|Baby Sleep|

Before we get into sharing our top sleep resources from the past year, we hope you’ve found success in the last 12 months when it comes to improving your sleep. Whether you were searching for baby sleep support resources, looking for tips to help your teen get more sleep or wondering what’s changing in your [...]

Our 2019 Sleep Holiday Gift Guide

By |2019-12-06T17:38:39+00:00December 6th, 2019|Lifestyle|

‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas, and all through the house, mom and dad were dreaming about all the sleep they wish they were getting… Wait, that’s not how the poem goes! As always, Good Night Sleep Site is here for you year-round with articles, resources and support to help your family get the sleep [...]

Instagram Accounts You Want Your Tween To Follow

By |2019-11-13T00:56:43+00:00November 28th, 2019|Kid/Teen Sleep|

We’ve talked before about the top factors affecting teen and tween sleep, and it’s probably no surprise that screen time falls into that category. Screen time can eat into an appropriate bedtime, reduce the number of hours your tween sleeps at night (especially if all tech devices aren’t housed in a family docking station overnight), [...]

How Sheets And Blankets Help You Sleep

By |2019-11-13T00:46:54+00:00November 21st, 2019|Adult Sleep|

Have you ever wondered why climbing into bed and under the covers feels so good? Regardless of whether you like to sleep with just a light sheet or prefer the heaviness of a weighted blanket, there’s something about being covered up as you try and fall sleep that most people can’t do without out. Interestingly, [...]