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Sleep Well Podcast

Sleep Well Podcast

By Shannon M. Glenn
We love to help families teach their children to Sleep Well! Our goal with this podcast is to share some stories about family and parenting, life with kids, sleep tips and talk about our favorite topic, Sleep!
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Episode #25: Why are your baby's naps so short?
Today I give some reasons around why your baby's naps may be so short and some tips to try to fix them.   Below is a link to a blog I wrote that breaks down how much sleep your child needs. How Much Sleep If you want to learn more about our services consider schedule a FREE Sleep Discovery Session with us by clicking the link below. Book Your FREE Discovery Session Let's get social!  Check out our stories and tips by clicking the links below.   Facebook Instagram To learn more about us click below: https://www.sleepwellsleepspecialists.com/
01:09
November 18, 2020
Episode #24-A Mom Shares Why It Has Been So Important That Her Children Are Sleeping Well During This Pandemic
Today I spoke with a previous client of my, Lauren, and she shares how her family has been coping with the pandemic and how important it has been for their family's well being to have her children sleep well.    Hope you enjoy!   Let's get social.  Reach out to us on our social media.  Say hi, tell us what you want to hear. https://www.facebook.com/sleepwellsleepspecialists/ https://www.instagram.com/sleepwellsleepspecialist/
14:18
June 25, 2020
Episode 23: Tara Williams, Owner of Dreamland Baby, Shares The Successes Of The Weighted Sleep Sack and Swaddle She Created For Babies
Tara Williams joined me today to talk about the amazing and safety certified sleep sack and swaddle that she has created.  There are so many baby sleep products out there and it feels like a lot of them end up being deemed unsafe or not advisable to use. That is why I was excited when I found this sleep sack because this is something that works and helps babies sleep better and is safe!!  Hope you enjoy!  Our followers can receive 15% off their orders by simply clicking the link below or using the coupon code SHANNONMGLENN. https://dreamlandbabyco.com/?ref=qzq2wovh2vx Below is the link to Dreamland Baby: https://dreamlandbabyco.com/ You can also find them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dreamlandbabyco/ Also please consider following us on: https://www.instagram.com/sleepwellsleepspecialist/
40:16
April 21, 2020
Episode #22-Five Tips For Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Today I share five tips for parenting during this time where we are all home, all the time.  Parenting during this pandemic is no small feat and can be amazing one hour and very challenging the next.  My hope is to share some tips that will help you work through this time with your children, know you are not alone and feel like you have a little more control.   Below are some other parenting resources: https://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/parenting/positive-parenting-resources https://www.parenttoolkit.com/
17:32
April 13, 2020
Episode 21: Six Self Care Tips For Adults To Help You Get Through The Coronavirus Pandemic
Today I shared six easy to follow self care tips to make sure that you are taking care of yourself during these strange times we are living in.  Many of us are parents, have jobs and lots of responsibilities and a lot of us are being asked to carry on as usual but nothing at all about this is usual!  So its easy to go into panic, completely stressed out, I am running out the front door with my hair on fire mode!  Which isn't going to serve you or the people around you well.  So my hope was to share a little of my own journey during this time and some tips I have gathered along the way and I am using that you may find useful.   Below are some other great resources on self-care during the quarantine: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/millennial-media/202003/practicing-self-care-in-the-face-coronavirus https://au.reachout.com/articles/10-ways-to-take-care-of-yourself-during-coronavirus https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/26/822114301/covid-19-self-care-tips-from-the-world-health-organization
18:44
April 1, 2020
Episode #20: Daylight Savings Survival Tips
In today's episode I talk about some tips to help you and your family deal with the affects of daylight savings.   I also share some news on where thing stand with the laws surrounding this time change and what the potential future holds for it.   Below are some articles discussing daylight savings: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/08/health/daylight-savings-good-for-you-conversation-wellness/index.html https://www.syracuse.com/us-news/2020/03/daylight-savings-time-2020-dont-forget-to-turn-your-clocks-ahead.html Let's get social.  Reach out to us on our social media.  Say hi, tell us what you want to hear. https://www.facebook.com/sleepwellsleepspecialists/ https://www.instagram.com/sleepwellsleepspecialist/
10:39
March 11, 2020
Episode #19: How To Help Your Child Manage Fear and Anxiety At Bedtime
You won't want to miss this episode!  It is SO good!!  If you are a parent I am sure you can remember a time when your child said he/she was scared at bedtime.  Or perhaps it is something you are currently experiencing with your child or something you can anticipate as your child gets older.  In today's episode, Sleep Well's, Jaimie Burns leads the episode as she shares many valuable tips and tools that you can use to help your child manage his/her fear or anxiety at bedtime.  
30:03
February 27, 2020
Episode #18: A Mother's Story On The Importance Of Self Care
This is part 2 of my interview with a our client, Haley Nelson. We talk about how sleep deprivation and parenting a new baby can really impacts self care and the importance of making time for self care and some ways to incorporate self care back into your life.   Let's get social.  Connect with us, leave us a comment, review, let us know what you think. https://www.instagram.com/sleepwellsleepspecialist/ https://www.facebook.com/sleepwellsleepspecialists/ To learn more about us check us out at: https://www.sleepwellsleepspecialists.com/
36:38
February 20, 2020
Episode #17: A Mom's Journey To Getting Sleep For Everyone In Her Family
Today I sit down with a previous client of mine, Haley.  She shares the very real story of sleep deprivation and how it impacted her feelings towards motherhood and her baby.   Jumping into the world of parenthood is a challenge for all of us. Its stressful, its challenging and can make you feel ill-equipped, especially if you have a baby or child that doesn't sleep well.  Sleep deprivation is real and there is a reason that it is used a form of punishment in war prison camps.  It is absolutely brutal and debilitating.  The link between sleep and mood has been studied for years by researchers and doctors.  People with poor sleep have a higher risk for anxiety and depression.  Postpartum depression is much worse if you are not sleeping.  I know when our daughter was a baby I wasn't sleeping and I struggled.  If this is how you feel, know that you are not alone, there is help out there.    Below is a link to a free quiz.  Its OK to admit you are struggling and its OK to get help.    https://www.mind-diagnostics.org/postpartum_depression-test?gclid=Cj0KCQiAm4TyBRDgARIsAOU75sqKrgh_jrvzEIcXpU4tt402iQHU-gBIbCZAGTIStR2IHEwAN1Ib9p8aAk_FEALw_wcB
40:08
February 11, 2020
Episode #16: Help! Our Toddler Won't Stay In Bed!
If you have a toddler you know they are full of wonderment and strong WILL!  This is a really fun age and time in their lives but it can also be challenging too!  A transition most of us experience at some point is moving our toddler to a bed.  For some it works great and for others its a challenge!  Today I share some tips on how to help make that transition as smooth as possible.  
20:02
January 23, 2020
Episode #15: How Lack Of Sleep Is Affecting College Students
In today's episode I spoke with Dr. Rochelle Wolfe, acting Medical Director at Boise State University.  Her clinic sees both college students and faculty and she talks about what they issues they see and how sleep plays factor.  She also gives some great tips for college students and parents to ensure everyone is getting enough sleep!  Hope you enjoy!   Let's get social.  Connect with us, leave us a comment, review, let us know what you think. https://www.instagram.com/sleepwellsleepspecialist/ https://www.facebook.com/sleepwellsleepspecialists/ To learn more about us check us out at: https://www.sleepwellsleepspecialists.com/
23:18
January 16, 2020
Episode 14:Why You Should Consider Making Your Sleep A 2020 New Year's Resolution
Happy New Year!!  Today I share a couple of personal goals I have set for myself for 2020 and how it all relates back to sleep.  I share reasons why you might want to do some goal setting around your sleep and give you some ideas of what those goals could be!  Hope you enjoy! I reference James Clear, in this podcast and his book, Atomic Habits.  Here is a link to his website to learn more.   https://jamesclear.com/ Let's get social.  Connect with us, leave us a comment, review, let us know what you think. https://www.instagram.com/sleepwellsleepspecialist/ https://www.facebook.com/sleepwellsleepspecialists/ To learn more about us check us out at: https://www.sleepwellsleepspecialists.com/
16:11
January 9, 2020
Episode #13: What To Do To Help Your Child With Eczema Sleep Better
In today's episode I talk with my team member, Meaghan, about eczema and how it affected her son and what she did to get rid of it.  Meaghan is a Nurse Practitioner in addition to a sleep consultant and she shares really good information and tips about how to deal with eczema.   I learned SO much!   Below are the creams that Meaghan referenced in the episode. vanicream-https://www.psico.com/ ceraVe-https://www.cerave.com/skincare/concern/eczema Below are two websites Meaghan recommends you go to to learn more about eczema. https://www.aad.org/diseases/eczema https://nationaleczema.org/ Let's get social.  Connect with us, leave us a comment, review, let us know what you think. https://www.instagram.com/sleepwellsleepspecialist/ https://www.facebook.com/sleepwellsleepspecialists/ To learn more about us check us out at: https://www.sleepwellsleepspecialists.com/
23:36
December 19, 2019
Episode #12: What Can You Use To Help Your Baby or Toddler Sleep Better While You Are Out and About Or On Vacation?
In today's episode I speak with the creator of the SnoozeShade, Cara Sayer.  The SnoozeShade is a product we recommend to our clients and have heard nothing but positive feedback!  It's a brilliantly made shade cover that covers car seats, strollers and pack and plays.  Keeping the light and sun off baby while you are out and about or on vacation is something very important to most parents, especially if you want baby to sleep!  Cara shares the careful detail and research that goes into the design of the SnoozeShade.  She also gives a lesson or two around sun exposure and what breathable really means for babies that is something we all need to know.  Enjoy a 20% discount on any SnoozeShade product you order.  Use SLEEPWELL20 for your 20% off discount.  This discount is good only on www.snoozeshade.com or www.snoozeshadeusa.com.   Let's get social.  Connect with us, leave us a comment, review, let us know what you think. https://www.instagram.com/sleepwellsleepspecialist/ https://www.facebook.com/sleepwellsleepspecialists/ To learn more about us check us out at: https://www.sleepwellsleepspecialists.com/
36:02
December 12, 2019
Episode #11: My Teenage Daughter Shares Why She Thinks Sleep Matters
Today I talk with my 13 year old daughter, Regan, about my favorite topic...Sleep!  She is the reason helping families sleep well is my passion!! She enjoys taking credit for that! :-)  The journey to healthy sleep for Regan was not an easy one, when she was a baby she did not sleep well at all and I didn't know if we could ever teach her to sleep well. But here we are 12 years later! Regan shares why sleep matters to her and how she sees good sleep and bad sleep affect her.  Hope you enjoy!   Below is a website for more on teen sleep. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/teens-and-sleep Below is a website on why high schools should start after 8:30 A.M.   https://www.startschoollater.net/ Let's get social.  Connect with us, leave us a comment, review, let us know what you think. https://www.instagram.com/sleepwellsleepspecialist/ https://www.facebook.com/sleepwellsleepspecialists/ To learn more about us check us out at: https://www.sleepwellsleepspecialists.com/
15:27
December 4, 2019
Episode #10: Its Not Too Late To Help Your Toddler Sleep Well
In today's episode I talk about toddlers and sleep.  Toddlers can be taught how to sleep well, its not too late. I give some tips on what to do to help your toddler sleep well.  Hope you enjoy the episode.   If you have a topic that you would to hear more about please let me know!  Email me at shannon@sleepwellchildren.com.  Here is some more information about toddler sleep needs. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/excessive-sleepiness/support/how-much-sleep-do-babies-and-kids-need Let's get social.  Connect with us, leave us a comment, review, let us know what you think. https://www.instagram.com/sleepwellsleepspecialist/ https://www.facebook.com/sleepwellsleepspecialists/ To learn more about us check us out at: https://www.sleepwellsleepspecialists.com/
16:54
November 22, 2019
Episode #9: How To Deal With Your Child's Nightmares Or Night Terrors
Is your child struggling with nightmares or night terrors?  Do they thrash around at night, cry out in fear and you aren't sure how to help them?  We have all been there as parents because the reality is most kids will suffer from a nightmare or night terror at one point or another in their life.   In this episode, I am breaking down the difference between nightmares and night terrors, what causes them, how you should respond and what you can do to lessen or even prevent them.    See the resources below, if you would like to learn more about nightmares or night terrors.  https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/3-ways-tell-nightmare-night-terror https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=nightmares-and-night-terrors-90-P02257 https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p2044.html https://www.mottchildren.org/posts/your-child/nightmares-night-terrors Let's get social.  Connect with us, leave us a comment, review, let us know what you think.   https://www.instagram.com/sleepwellsleepspecialist/ https://www.facebook.com/sleepwellsleepspecialists/ To learn more about us check us out at:  https://www.sleepwellsleepspecialists.com/
23:50
November 15, 2019
Episode #8: Daylights Savings...You Make No Sense!
In this episode I share a little bit about the history of why we have Daylight Savings in the first place, hope that we might see it end and some tips to help adjust to the new time change.  
12:03
November 5, 2019
Episode #7: Being Outside Together As A Family Is the Best! An Interview With Sleep Well Specialist Meaghan Keeven
I talked with my Sleep Well team member and Sleep Specialist, Meaghan Keeven.  We talked about why sleep matters to her, how it sleep looks in her family, why being outside with her family is the best and how praying for her children is really important to her.  She mentions a book in the podcast that I wanted to sight.  It's called,  Power of A Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian.
28:36
October 30, 2019
Episode #6: How To Parent More Effectively With Less Stress For Both You and Your Kids
I had the pleasure of talking with Kristine Petterson in today's episode.  Kristine is an educator, yoga instructor, doula, sleep specialist and a parent.   Her compassion for others, desire for learning and growing along with many other amazing attributes have led her down the path to her newest venture, Mindful Parenting.  Kristine wanted to make a positive change in her parenting and she has found that to be possible through a lot of education and experience in the practice of being mindful.   From Kristine's website she explains mindfulness. "Mindfulness can be a specific type of formal meditation, but I like to think of it as "noticing", becoming aware of where you are, in your body, thoughts, and feelings at a given moment. In moments of joy, it brings added joy. In moments of challenge it brings the space and sweetness you need to respond in the way you want."   Kristine is now offering a 5 week online course for parents, called Mindful Parenting.  She has put together a wonderful program to educate and empower parents through the mindful parenting practices she teaches.   To learn more about Kristine Petterson and her Mindful Parenting online courses click the links below: https://www.kpettersonsleep.com/copy-of-mindful-reads-and-resources https://youradultingcoach.teachable.com/p/mindful-parenting-practices https://www.kpettersonsleep.com/copy-of-about
36:34
October 23, 2019
Episode #5: A Dad's Sleepless Story. I Showed Up To The Team Bus Before A Football Game In Two Different Black Shoes!
In this episode I sit down with my husband, Casey Glenn and talk sleep.  He shares his experience as a Dad and how the lack of sleep impacted him, how his values on sleep have changed and what he thinks new parents with children who aren't sleeping well should do.  Casey has been an integral part of my support system on this journey, I couldn't do it without him!  
17:35
October 18, 2019
Episode #4: "Chicken Soup Really Is Good For the Soul!" An interview with Sleep Well Sleep Specialist Jaimie Burns
I sit down and have a chat with Sleep Well Consultant Jaimie Burns.   We learn a little more about Jaimie and all of her awesome-ness, why sleep matters to her, who currently is influencing her the most in her life and some other fun facts like, if she were a food what would she be? 
39:21
October 9, 2019
Episode #3: "Who doesn't love ranch?! Interview with Sleep Well Specialist Amanda Medley
I sit down with my first team member Amanda Medley.  We get to know more about her and all of her awesomeness.  Learn why she is passionate about sleep, what her spirit animal is and the story behind...ranch.  
32:54
October 3, 2019
Episode #2: I Need Some Freakin Sleep Part 2
Part 2 of the host, Shannon Glenn's origin story of how sleep became her passion.  
23:18
September 24, 2019
Episode #1-I Need Some Freakin Sleep Part 1
Welcome to our podcast!   We hope you enjoy our show!  Please be patient with us as we learn the ropes of podcasting!!  
29:59
September 19, 2019