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 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 [...]

Episode 29: Sleep Tool #4 – The Method

By | 2019-05-09T21:13:27+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Podcast|

In episode 6 we discussed how we need to implement a safe, consistent, and conducive sleep environment, in episode 9 we talked all things naps, when to have them and how to make them longer, then in episode 21 we spoke about the importance of an age appropriate bedtime and sometimes just by tweaking that [...]

Top Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Moms Who Want To Sleep Better

By | 2019-05-20T00:28:12+00:00 May 5th, 2019|Lifestyle|

Have you ever met a mom who didn’t want more or better sleep? We haven’t quite figured out how to literally give sleep as a gift for Mother’s day (give us time!), so until then, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite gift ideas to help moms sleep better, enjoy some quiet time and feel [...]

Episode 28: Sleep at Daycare

By | 2019-07-09T01:34:55+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Podcast|

The struggle between parents, providers, and a child’s sleep is an ongoing one. One that Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn hear’s from both sides and one that doesn’t need to happen. To help keep your baby or toddler on a regular sleep routine everyone needs to be on board, and that doesn’t just mean mom and [...]

Tween and Teen Sleep Help – Breakfast Television

By | 2019-04-09T00:13:27+00:00 April 9th, 2019|TV|

It’s common for your child or teen to start struggling with sleep. Often parents find their adolescent (which is typically between 11-22 years of age but we see it as young as 8 years old) take longer to get to bed. Perhaps it’s taking them longer to fall asleep or suddenly they are showing bouts [...]

Summer Sleep Schedules – Global – The Morning Show

By | 2019-04-01T22:43:38+00:00 April 1st, 2019|TV|

As we head into the spring and summer months our sleep health can take a bit of a hit. Longer days, busier schedules, and family travel can mean that while we are working on our tans we are also working on a sleep debt. As the seasons change so do your sleep habits. During the [...]