All Blog Posts Tagged 'sleep' (122)

We are Co-Sleepers...Sometimes

Originally posted at www.justplayinghouse.com.

It's become very obvious that I've given up all claim to my own room. To be honest, I'm questioning why we need a house with more than 1-bedroom! We are not co-sleepers. We don't even set out to sleep in the same room. It just sort of happens, mostly in the middle of the night.

I've gotten so I have left 2 little blanket beds on the floor already made up. These are for…


Added by Emily Graham on October 15, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Passing along the bedtime pass

As of today, I am very lucky with my son's bedtime routine. He and I snuggle up in his bed and read books together (he reads me one and I read him three). Then there are hugs and kisses and then the light goes off. He very rarely leaves the bedroom.…


Added by Lauren Markman on October 2, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments

Four day school weeks

Five mornings a week I have the same conversation with my son involving the reality of it being morning (despite the lack of sunlight) and how he will need to depart the happy warmth of his bed and zombie-walk his way to the bathroom to get ready for school. My cheerful morning greetings are met with dreariness and drudgery.…


Added by Lauren Markman on September 25, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments

Another reason to fear the blue light

I am typing this post three hours before my bedtime. I normally do not work on blog posts at night (I write the majority of them in the mornings on the weekends), but it has been a busy weekend, so I am writing this one a few hours before I go to sleep. It is a Monday post, but that is not the deadline that I have in mind. My deadline is actually to be done with my computer an hour before my bedtime.…


Added by Lauren Markman on August 31, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

The reality of maternity leave with a reflux baby. My very first blog


When you find out your pregnant you start to imagine what your baby will look like, who your baby will take after and what their personality will be like.  I would fantasize about the happy times me and my baby would have on maternity leave.  The first Christmas we would have together, the time off spent with daddy, going out for walks with the…


Added by Lisa on July 21, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Things You Should Never Do before Going to Bed

Are you sleeping well? Can’t fall asleep until you count up to 1000 or even more? Before you start looking for some health disorders and taking pills, make sure the things you do before going to bed aren’t harmful to your night’s rest.

Here is what you are likely to be doing before sleep and…


Added by Stacy Green on July 21, 2015 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

Tips for a fuss-free bedtime

Hello! I'm new here so I thought I would start off by sharing this popular post I wrote about sleep because half the time that is all us…


Added by Eleni on July 15, 2015 at 12:27pm — No Comments

ঘুম (Sleep)

[English version has given below]
ঘুম কারো কারো জন্য কোনো বিষয়ই না। ১৪ ঘন্টা ঘুমানোর মনে হলো, আগামী কাল সারা রাত জাগতে হবে, তখনি বিছানায় শুয়ে আবার ঘুমিয়ে পরে। আমি এদের কাজ কারবার দেখে অবাক হয়ে যাই। 
এক সময় আমিও টানা ঘুমাতাম। আবার কাজ থাকলে টানা জাগতেও পারি। কিন্তু এখন ছেলে হবার পর, সে আর আমাকে শান্তিমত ঘুমাতে দেয়না। দেখা যায় ঘুমানোর আধা ঘন্টার মধ্যে ডেকে তোলে। বার বার এমন হতে হতে এখন নিজেই ঠিকমতো ঘুমাতে পারিনা।  যখন ছেলে ঘুমায় তখন হয়তো আমার কাজ থাকে, বা ৪ ঘন্টার মধ্যে…

Added by Shahana Shafiuddin on July 3, 2015 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Sleep and our health

Sleep is a physiological state, it is vitally important for the normal functioning of humans’ organisms. People, who sleep the same number of hours at night, live longer than those whose duration of sleep always changes. Capacity for work, well-being and health depend on proper sleep organization.



Added by Stacy Green on July 2, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

When your baby fat grows up

All mothers know there are two definitions of the phrase "baby fat." The first definition describes the extra roll of fat that clings to babies and is absolutely adorable. The second definition refers to those extra pounds that cling to a woman's body after she has the baby (and is considered much less adorable). Mothers usually blame their baby for their weight gain, and then try their luck at getting rid of it.…


Added by Lauren Markman on June 19, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments

BedtimeBedding - Best Storytelling set for your child

Bedtime Stories are imaginary worlds where the impossible becomes possible, the fun never stops and the endings are as happy as you can imagine. A bedtime story is a traditional form of storytelling, where a story is told to a child at bedtime to prepare the child for sleep. More importantly, bedtime storytelling helps kids bond with their parents and guardians.

Research shows that when dads or moms read bedtime stories, their kids do better at school. Bedtime stories encourage speech…


Added by Dawn Wells on April 21, 2015 at 6:25am — 1 Comment

Seven hours of sleep at night

It's 10 pm; the house is quiet. I double-check the locks on all the doors and go room-by-room, turning off the lights. The dishwasher is humming, the cat is following me, and there is a slight glow at the top of the stairs from our hallway nightlight. I slowly push back the door to my son's room to check on him. (I cherish the way he looks in slumber with one hand up by his face and an arm wrapped around his favorite stuffed animal.) I…


Added by Lauren Markman on April 1, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

Don't wake that baby up

In our household I think about sleep a lot: Who is getting enough of it and how to get more quality sleep. I am obsessed over my own sleep as well as that of the bears I live with and help wake up in the morning.…


Added by Lauren Markman on February 27, 2015 at 6:45am — 2 Comments


In my 20 months of being a mum, I have been found frequently banging my head against a wall asking – how can all us smart, savvy individuals be found stumbling into this state of motherhood as if someone got a stick and poked us in both eyes with it, and as if it hadn’t been…


Added by Talya Stone on February 11, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The sleep thing – or lack of

While I was pregnant, amidst the numerous “oooh you’re glowing” niceties, I vaguely remember a couple of people smirking “get your sleep in while you can” at me.

I politely laughed it off, thinking yes yes – I know I’ll have to get up every few hours to feed. How hard can it…


Added by Talya Stone on February 10, 2015 at 9:15am — No Comments

I'm stalking myself

I asked for - and received - a fitbit for Christmas. I thought it would make me move more throughout my day. And maybe it does. But what it has really done has made me obsessed with my sleep.

Every morning, I sync over my data and look at my sleep efficiency. I stare at the magenta areas: What is waking me…


Added by Lauren Markman on February 10, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

Ode to my Snoring Husband

Oh Husband, I really do adore you.

The way you play with the kids, say you love me

well it really does make my heart sing.

What doesn’t make my heart go pitter patter  however


your snoring

Your snoring my dear, sounds like a chainsaw….in my ear…


Added by Erin Soto on February 3, 2015 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

A curfew for your devices

My son got a new electronic device with all his Christmas loot. It's like a Fitbit for kids, so it tracks his physical activity throughout the day and gives him rewards and games to play. It's a great little device and he is excited about it.…


Added by Lauren Markman on January 12, 2015 at 6:22am — No Comments

Why your baby isn't sleeping

The short answer: Because your baby isn't tired.

"But," you say to me, "He was tired at this time last night and it's been more than four hours since his last nap. He should be tired."…


Added by Lauren Markman on January 7, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments

5 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

It seems as if many people are obsessed with sleep. They post about it on social media, talk about it with friends and colleagues, and continually dwell on it. However, when it comes time to lie down in the evening and finally attain that one thing they’ve been thinking about all day, it doesn’t happen.

Sleepless nights are a problem for millions of Americans, and the ramifications of this are staggering. The lack of sleep contributes to less productivity, decreased well-being,…


Added by Mom Bloggers Club on November 20, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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