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With a collective 40+ years of experience in sleep science and health, our family knows how to help you get better rest.

John Ross

John Ross

Founder & Certified Sleep Science Coach

After the birth of his son, John struggled to get quality sleep. For months he tossed and turned restlessly at night, until he finally committed himself to studying sleep and its underlying factors so that he could help himself, as well as other parents, suffering from the same issues. This ultimately led to the creation of Sleep Family, an authoritative resource on all things sleep.

Alaina Ross

Registered Nurse

Alaina (John’s wife), is a registered nurse with over 10 years of experience. Working in the post-anesthesia care unit, she is well-versed in post-surgery recovery, including the beneficial aspects of rest and the path to finding restorative sleep. After a decade of working with patients in a hospital setting, she is a trove of information on all things medicine.

Alaina Ross
Alaina Ross

Alaina Ross

Registered Nurse

Alaina (John’s wife), is a registered nurse with over 10 years of experience. Working in the post-anesthesia care unit, she is well-versed in post-surgery recovery, including the beneficial aspects of rest and the path to finding restorative sleep. After a decade of working with patients in a hospital setting, she is a trove of information on all things medicine.

Lynell Ross

Lynell Ross

Certified Behavior Change Specialist

With dual certifications as a certified behavior change specialist and health & wellness coach, Lynell Ross (John’s mother) has over 20 years of experience across various health verticals, including sleep. Her wide ranging experience and expertise serves as a valuable resource for Sleep Family readers, as she delivers practical and actionable tips for improving your sleep, as well as overall wellbeing.

Latest Sleep Resources

How To Get Toddlers To Sleep Without A Pacifier

How To Get Toddlers To Sleep Without A Pacifier

If your toddler has become accustomed to sleeping with a pacifier, it may be hard to get them to stop. However, as children age, it’s important to ween them off the pacifier at bedtime to protect their dental health and help them fit in with the development norms of...

How To Sleep After Cervical Neck Surgery

How To Sleep After Cervical Neck Surgery

Neck surgery is also spine surgery, as your neck is the uppermost part of your spine. It’s normal to get nervous about spine surgery or even about what recovery will feel like. The first few days after neck surgery can be difficult, as you work through post-operative...

How To Sleep After Gallbladder Surgery

How To Sleep After Gallbladder Surgery

One of the most important components to a patient’s recovery after gallbladder surgery is rest. Whether you have a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure or an open gallbladder removal surgery, you’re going to experience some discomfort as you recover. This...

How To Sleep With A Stomach Ulcer

How To Sleep With A Stomach Ulcer

The pain caused by a stomach ulcer can be quite severe. Stomach ulcers are open sores on the inside of the stomach that can happen for a variety of causes. These ulcers cause extreme pain and may make it difficult to get proper rest. To sleep more soundly while...

How Much Does A Queen Mattress Weigh?

How Much Does A Queen Mattress Weigh?

Whether you’re rearranging a room in your house or moving to a new house altogether, moving your furniture can be a big job. In either case, you should be mindful of the weight of your furniture pieces to judge whether you can move the pieces safely on your own or if...

How To Sleep With An Ear Infection/Pain

How To Sleep With An Ear Infection/Pain

Ear infections can be extremely irritating and make it difficult to sleep. If you feel one coming on over the weekend or after hours, don’t want to use a walk-in clinic, and don’t have the means to be seen by your doctor for the next day or two, you might be stuck...

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