Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when wellness starts at bedtime. 

Emily Varon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst from California who focuses on sleep-related behavior. With more than 20 years in the field, Emily offers families and clinicians a broader, long-view perspective of sleep, producing more sustainable results over time. 

In today’s conversation, we discuss: 

  • The correlation between autism and poor sleep

  • Common sleep-related behaviors

  • Myths about sleep struggles 

  • How a sleep-deprived child can affect the family as a whole

  • How sleep contributes to learning and memory consolidation

  • Why we shouldn’t set alarm clocks to wake up

  • The importance of a consistent bedtime routine

  • Tips to help balance screen dependency

  • Day-time napping

  • Recovering from sleep-debt 

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