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.

Healthy Sleep For Your Baby Without the Guilt

Craving healthy sleep for your baby doesn’t have to come with a side of guilt. Sleepless nights are synonymous with the early weeks of parenting. Almost a rite of passage. An expected, but completely unprepared for how bone-numbing tiring it can actually be, rite of passage Sleep, or lack thereof, is quite commonly one of ...

Why You Need a Family Meeting and How to Create Your Family Sleep Rules

Why You Need a Set of Family Sleep Rules 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. That’s why I ...

By | June 4th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep, Family Unit|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to Prepare Your Child For Sleep Away Camp – CTV Your Morning

Is Your Child "Sleep" Ready for Sleep Away Camp? I sat down with Melissa Grelo on Your Morning and we discussed the best way to help your child sleep well at sleep away camp and how to determine if your child is ready for overnight camp. For all the overnight camp sleep tips watch the ...

By | June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Resources, TV|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Keep Sleep On Track During Warmer Months

With the warmer weather and brighter mornings upon us, sleep can go a little sideways.

How to Nap Properly – Make Sure You’re Doing it Right

Ready to take a nap? Make sure you know how to nap properly. There is no debating that naps are glorious. They can revitalize you, boost energy and productivity and set you on the right foot for the day. But did you know that there’s a right and wrong way to nap properly? Follow these ...

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Adult Sleep, Family Sleep|Tags: |0 Comments

How To Meditate To Sleep Better

If you’re like the average North American, your life is stressful and busy and it’s taking a toll on your sleep. The more things on our mind at bedtime, the less likely we are to have a good night’s sleep. The less rested we are, the more stress negatively affects us – it’s a vicious ...

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Adult Sleep|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Short Nap Struggles

One, two, three, four…I declare a nap war.  Because that’s how it feels some days, right?  You KNOW your little one is tired.  And yet they just won’t nap.  

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Baby Sleep, Naps|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How To Introduce A Toddler Clock

Using a toddler clock has become a more popular “tool” in a parent’s sleep tool kit and I have to admit that I am a huge fan.  When solidifying sleep rules with a toddler or preschooler, the clearer our expectations and the simpler we are able to communicate them, the less our toddlers tend to resist ...

Creating A Bedtime Playlist

There is something incredibly nostalgic about music, which it makes it a great tool to use at the end of the day to wind down for sleep. Creating a bedtime playlist adds to the options available to you for your bedtime routine. We are encouraging you to #BringBackBedtime for yourself and for your family. Turn off the devices ...

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Adult Sleep|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Thinking of Making a Nap Transition?

To transition or not transition, that is very frequently the question.  Whether it be dropping the catnap, transitioning from two naps per day to one, or moving away from naps altogether, my advice is always to be thoughtful in your approach and patient with the process, whichever nap transition it may be. As a parent, ...

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: Naps, Schedule, Toddler Sleep|Tags: , , , |0 Comments