About laura

Laura Armstrong is a certified Sleep Consultant and mother to her amazing daughter Norah, and wife to her wonderful husband Daniel. They live in the west end of Toronto. While Norah started off as the perfect sleeper with time things regressed and she was no longer sleeping well, waking almost every 1-2 hours every night. Slowly the overtired cycle was created and Laura realized she needed help. Through her own research and with the help of her mom, a registered nurse (whose own children were all sleep trained), Laura and Dan created a plan that worked for her family and once again Norah was sleeping through the night and their family’s sleep debt was slowly chipped away. This is what brought Laura to Alanna and Good Night Sleep Site. Laura never realized how much guidance and support one needs to get their child to sleep until she went through it herself. She understands the importance of sleep and wants to be able to help families in need. She knows the frustrations behind sleepless nights and overtired children and wants families to know that they’re not alone. When Laura isn't helping families sleep, she works as a Registered Massage Therapist at her own practice in Toronto located in Roncesvalles Village, specializing in infant and family massage. Laura and her family also enjoy spending time up north at the cottage or just exploring the great city they live in.

Sleep Consultants … Who Are We?

By | 2019-09-01T20:43:32+00:00 September 1st, 2019|Sleep Training|

Being a parent and asking for outside help is always hard. You sometimes feel slightly defeated, disappointed that you weren’t able to just do it on you own, regardless of the situation. When it comes to sleep, we all have the impression that its something that should naturally happen with children. If they sleep, they [...]

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School and Sleep – How To Handle Both

By | 2019-08-01T01:09:49+00:00 August 1st, 2019|Kid/Teen Sleep, Preschool Sleep|

  The commercials have already started. Flyers have “BACK TO SCHOOL” written all over them. It is only July but, September feels so far away yet, so close. Do these commercials and flyers now relate to you? Is your child starting full time school this fall? So many things to organize and get ready but [...]

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Early To Bed ~ Early To Rise …

By | 2019-06-30T15:52:30+00:00 June 30th, 2019|Baby Sleep, Baby Sleep|

When Benjamin Franklin said: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" he wasn't talking about babies! When working with families to get sleep on track (or back on track) more often than not, parents have a hard time with my encouragement of an early bedtime. I understand thats [...]

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How to Start and Baby Number 2 (Or 3 …)

By | 2019-05-01T00:33:58+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Baby Sleep, Sleep Training|

I really enjoy meeting and talking sleep and all things baby/children with other parents. I get thrown a lot of questions but, the following are two of the most common questions I get at my Sleep Clinics. Q: Baby #2 is on the way and my 2.5 year old already seems to be having some [...]

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Are Our Kids That Adaptable?

By | 2019-04-08T14:43:38+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Family Sleep|

When a new sibling is on the way, its a huge adjustment for everyone! We can sometimes have unreasonable expectations with regards to how adaptable are children are. Change can be scary! They can start seeing early on that the focus is not longer 100% on them when a new brother and/or sister is soon [...]

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How to Avoid the Holiday (Lack of Sleep) Hangover

By | 2019-04-08T14:46:19+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Travel & Jet Lag|

The holidays are fast approaching. Many us will be traveling with our little ones but are super nervous about keeping to our schedule and not "ruining"their babies awesome schedule. Here are a few tips I have when travelling with the kiddos and enjoying the holidays as best we we can! I get asked a lot [...]

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Night Terror or Nightmare?

By | 2018-11-02T01:37:53+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Nightmares & Night Terrors|

When your child suddenly starts waking in the middle of the night screaming inconsolably yet seems to still be asleep he may be experiencing a night terror. While this can be a common occurrence in children it’s a frightening event to experience, more so for mom and dad, and can happen as early as the [...]

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How Do We Pick a Method?

By | 2019-04-08T14:47:20+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Sleep Training|

There is a lot of literature out there on how to get your babies sleeping (and you sleeping too!) It can be confusing, contradicting and sometimes scary what you read. One thing that I tell all my families is that there is A LOT of amazing literature out there but one thing you always need [...]

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Back To School!

By | 2019-04-08T14:50:07+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Preschool Sleep|

Can you believe that September is right around the corner? Literally, its like 2 days away! This time of year, I get a lot of parents emailing, calling, asking about what to do about their child starting school for the first time. Talking to your child is going to be key. Talk to them about [...]

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A Few Tips

By | 2019-04-08T14:51:02+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Sleep Training|

When it comes to sleep, we all have the impression that its something that should naturally happen with children. If they sleep, they sleep, if they don’t than they obviously don’t need too. This is simply untrue. Yes, babies and children shouldn’t be “trained” to sleep, they’re not animals or robots, and sleep is something [...]

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