• Angela Knappenberger

Sleep. Is it really necessary?

Is your child always cranky? Maybe they are inattentive or lack focus? Lack of sleep effects everyone in much of the same detrimental ways. Continue reading to learn the ways in which poor sleep affects us and how I can help! 

     Sleep is indeed not a luxury as our hard-working, caffeine-driven society might have you believe. I can still remember going on 2-4 hours of sleep for the first 7 months of my daughter's life and thinking that there isn't enough coffee in the world to make me feel refreshed (there wasn't!). Once I was able to get her sleeping, I was then able to get myself sleeping. It transformed my life so much so that I became a sleep consultant to do the same for other exhausted moms like myself. 

     Sleep. A time when the body is relatively still, yet the brain is highly active. An irony in a way. During sleep, the brain's nerve cell’s are rewired helping us to process and retain new information. Sleep essentially helps us learn and when we don't get enough sleep, we don't retain newly learned information nor is our attention/focus as sharp as it can be. Lack of sleep boosts the part of the brain affected by depression, anxiety andother psychiatric disorders while adequare sleep helps our brain to regulate mood and cope with what the next day may bring. Research suggests that when sleep deprived, the body produces fewer infection-fighting antibodies making one more susceptible to catching a cold/illness. This is certainly not an exhaustive list of the effects of sleep deprivation, but it should give you a greater understanding of the importance of sleep. 

     Now that you know more about the devastating effects of sleep deprivation aren't you ready to make a change? Are you tired of being tired? Are you tired of merely just surviving in life and want to be thriving? Do you feel that if only your child would sleep, then you could sleep? Are you too exhausted to keep trying things that aren't working? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then look no further and let me help! There is no sleep problem I can't solve. 

     Schedule a call with me for a friendly chat. During this time I will learn all I can about your child and their sleep. I will learn about their sleep struggles and their sleep needs. I will use this information to create a specially designed plan that will be put in place to help your child get independent, adequate sleep. I will inform you on everything you need to know about pediatric sleep. I will teach you how to implement the plan, how to set up a "sleep sanctuary," and how to deal with sleep setbacks. I will work with you until we reach your goals. Say Hello to me and Goodbye to poor sleep!

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