Sleep is not only critical for your baby’s physical and cognitive development, but it’s also super important that moms get enough sleep too! Ensuring that you get a good night’s sleep will help to keep you more alert, energetic and happier 🙂 Sleeping the appropriate number of hours can also benefit your waistline – so if you’ve been working out and eating right, but still aren’t seeing the results you’re hoping for, getting more sleep could help. Research shows that a lack of sleep affects two hormones that regulate hunger (grehlin and leptin), which typically results in overeating. So in order to stay rested, aim for 8 hours of sleep a night! If you have a little one, try to sleep during your baby’s nap time, and start to head to bed 15-30 minutes earlier each night if you’re currently falling a little short.

To learn more or to help get your child’s sleep on track, contact Shawna Rose, a certified pediatric sleep consultant from Destination Sleep ( at or