I'm super excited today to have Dr. Keira Barr on the show to tell us all about the role sleep plays in the health and well-being of our skin.
As you probably already know, our skin is our largest organ, but you may be surprised at the information it provides into our overall health.
You may also be interested (I know I was!) to learn how sleep and our skin are interconnected, and how the benefits of a good night's sleep can show up in a very real and noticeable way, all over your body.
You can find Dr. Barr's website at www.chooseresilience.com and you can pick up a copy of her book, The Skin Whisperer: A Dermatologist Reveals How to Look Younger, Radiate Beauty and Live the Life You Crave on Amazon.
I just want to start off here by saying that The Sleep Sense Program is not what would be considered a traditional cry-it-out approach.
But having said that, I think it's time that we took a look at the term and what it really means. Given all of the negativity and false information that has been thrown around about allowing babies to cry, I think new parents are often overwhelmed at the thought of even a few nighttime tears and the damage they might cause.
So today, we'll take a look at what we really mean when we refer to the cry-it-out method, the short and long term effects it has on your little one, and whether or not the criticisms that surround it are valid.
Today, I'm going to try something a little different. I'm going to leave the kids out of the show altogether and focus specifically on you.
Because even though we may forget it from time to time, your sleep is every bit as important as your little one's, and grown ups tend to have issues getting to sleep and staying asleep just as often as their babies.
So today, I have three easy, effective tips for you that you can implement tonight to start improving your own sleep routine, on a special "Adults Only" edition of The Sleep Sense Show.
After conquering their baby's persistent night wakings, many parents take a "Hey, that's good enough" approach if their little one insists on getting up at 5 in the morning.
And if it really is good enough for you, if baby's gotten enough sleep through the night, and you're ready to start your day at 5 AM, power to you.
But for those of you who are aching for that one extra hour in the morning, I want you to know that it's possible, and I'm going to tell you everything you need in order to help your baby learn the glorious art of sleeping in.
"There are two things life doesn't prepare you for. Twins."
There's no question that twins present a unique challenge to sleep training.
Do you keep them on the same schedule, even if they don't seem to want to sleep at the same time?
Should you keep them in the same room if one tends to wake the other up?
Today, I have (hopefully) all the answers that you're looking for when it comes to sleep training twins. How to synchronize their routines, what to do when one of them starts crying, and everything in between.