Alanna McGinn
Alanna McGinn is Founder and Sleep Consultant of Good Night Sleep Site, a global sleep consulting practice. She is Representative and Director for the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants (IACSC). She has helped both adults, children, and major corporations worldwide erase their sleep debt and achieve sleep success.

She and her husband, live in Burlington, Ontario with their 3 children (1+twins!) and when she’s not on route to the bus stop or tripping over fire trucks and tea sets, she and her global consulting team are working with families to overcome their sleep challenges. You can follow her expert advice in national publications like Today’s Parent Magazine, Yummy Mummy Club, PBS Kids, and Alanna strives in helping families and corporations overcome their sleep challenges and have happy well-rested smiles in the morning.

You can find out more about Alanna and Good Night Sleep Site at and follow her on twitter at @GNSleepSite and on Facebook @GoodNightSleepSite.

Entries by Alanna McGinn

Back-To-School Sleep Tips: From Kindergarten To High School

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2016 | 4:28 PM

September is the new January and as much as we are ready to throw routine out the window in June, come September most parents are desperate to get back to the consistency of every day life. One step to starting the new school year off right is making sure that...

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How Colouring Can Help You Sleep Better

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2016 | 11:27 AM

Colouring has always been a fun activity for children and recently adult colouring has become mom and dad's new pastime, especially at bedtime. Good Night Sleep Site has been a strong supporter of introducing adult colouring at bedtime to calm and quiet the mind, so when I was...

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Is Your Baby's Sleep Schedule Ready For Daylight Saving Time?

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2016 | 11:26 AM

The spring time change is approaching, and on March 13th at 2:00 a.m. we will move our clocks forward by one hour. But instead of rejoicing about more daylight and the cue that winter is almost over, parents everywhere will await this moment in horror.

Yes, just when you...

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12 Days Of Holiday Sleep Tips For Your Baby

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 4:52 PM

Heading into the holiday season can be stressful for parents of young children and babies. Suddenly routine and consistent schedules seem next to impossible and finding out how to keep your baby well-rested during the busy festivities is at the top of your Christmas list.

Over at Good...

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How to Help Your Kid Adjust When 'Falling Back'

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 9:28 AM

On Nov. 1, we change our clocks and gain an hour of sleep. Sounds dreamy, right? Perhaps it sounded better before we had kids. Ah yes, gone are the days of singlehood where you can bask in slumberville and enjoy that extra hour. Now as the time change approaches, we...

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Starting School Later Won't Spoil Kids, it Will Benefit Their Brains

(7) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 7:13 PM

Recently my community's public school board announced they will be looking into the possibility of changing the time of high school bus pickups, pushing out a later time to allow students the chance to sleep in more in the morning. On average teens should be sleeping 8.5-9.25 hours...

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Why Doesn't My 4-Month Old Baby Sleep Anymore?

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 7:45 PM

Sleep regressions. They're one of the most challenging hurdles to overcome when you're a sleep-deprived new parent and the four-month sleep regression can sink you like the Titanic.

One minute you have this perfect, little gorgeous baby who sleeps. And all is right with the world. Then, suddenly, your baby...

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Want Good Health? Start Treating Sleep As A Priority

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 1:26 PM

I'll often hear from parents "family was visiting so bedtime was late" or "we can't miss our daily programs so it's hard to fit in naps." I'm not completely unrealistic and I get that life goes on and we can't always protect our sleep or our children's sleep 100 per...

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Should You Use a Night Light in Your Child's Room?

(7) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 5:46 PM

If you're a parent I'm sure you've asked yourself the following at some point: Does my child need a night light? Will they be able to sleep in the dark? Will the light keep them up? Perhaps your child needs the night light due to some developing fears of the...

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The Cure to Your Holiday Sleep Hangover

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 11:53 AM

As we begin the new year most of us put focus on making small improvements with our lifestyle. We detox, exercise, de-clutter our homes, and make the changes necessary to feel better inside and out. We can't forget one of the most important pillars of health though.


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Don't Be a Sleep Scrooge This Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 8:21 AM

As parents we are often concerned with our children's sleep during the holidays but about what about our own? With all the hustle and bustle of the festivities, protecting our own sleep patterns tends to fall by the wayside. This holiday season, here are a few tips that can help...

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How to Keep Your Child Well-Rested During the Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 12:13 AM

Each year as the holiday season approaches, parents often ask me the same questions regarding the busy nature of the season and how it can affect their child's sleep. Below I share some of my favorite tips for keeping your little ones happy and well rested during this time of...

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