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 [...]

Episode 28: Sleep at Daycare

By | 2019-04-18T16:19:02+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 [...]

Episode 27: Dad Stories: Joseph Tito

By | 2019-04-01T18:41:01+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Podcast|

Sleep Expert Alanna McGinn interviews Joseph Tito from The Dad Diaries as her first official Dad Stories segment! Keeping with the twin theme over the past few weeks Joseph and Alanna discuss his journey on becoming a dad of beautiful twin girls, he provides some tips and shared his experience on being a single dad, [...]

Episode 26: Mom Stories: Jessi Cruickshank

By | 2019-03-26T13:14:27+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Podcast|

Jessi Cruickshank joins Sleep Expert, Alanna McGinn where they share their experiences as twin moms and Jessi’s journey with sleep training. On this episode of Mom Stories Jessi opens up about motherhood and her life with her twin boys. Alanna helps her with her twins current sleep issues, and how Jessi and her husband, Evan, [...]

World Sleep Day – Why Aren’t Canadians Sleeping? – Your Morning

By | 2019-03-15T00:43:45+00:00 March 14th, 2019|TV|

This post was created in partnership with Philips Canada I had the pleasure of partnering with Philips Canada for World Sleep Day. World Sleep Day is being held on March 15th and is an annual event, organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society and intends to be a celebration of sleep [...]