Pets’ quirks make them endearing

Pets can have some pretty strange idiosyncrasies. Some of them become pretty endearing others are just irritating. Take for instance the younger of our two dogs, Ranger. Since the older dog slept on the bed with us, when he moved in he decided he would just sleep under the bed. Never mind that he has [...]

Baby sleep tricks: Five strategies for getting baby to sleep

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Kaitlin Stanford These clever strategies from baby sleep experts will help baby — and you — get a good night’s sleep. Is baby keeping you up at night? We had Conner Herman and Kira Ryan, the owners of Manhattan-based sleep consultancy Dream Team Baby, share how to maximize baby’s sleep time so that you can [...]

Get some help with sleep training your baby

Goodnight Sleep Trainger

McClatchy-Tribune New moms and dads know their lives will never be peaceful again until they have a full night’s sleep without a huge struggle. Now you can get a leg up in the difficult climb that is sleep training with the Goodnight Sleep Trainer. Sleep training involves maintaining a balance between letting a baby cry [...]

Dirty Laundry: When children won’t sleep, parents get desperate

Aisha Sultan Ginger Allington was getting up around the clock to nurse her baby back to sleep. Neither she nor her husband had slept much for months, and Allington says she remembers thinking: “We need to get him to sleep longer or I’m going to die.” Her husband, Adam, described that period of time as [...]

Grant McGee: Simple best for romance

One of the writers for the paper e-mailed me a few days ago for my thoughts on five romantic places for a date. I got the e-mail at 4 a.m. as I prepared for my day and he desired my input as soon as possible. Out of my sleep-gummed brain came a few ideas, like [...]

It’s their job: Brenda Levacy

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Name: Brenda Levacy Job: Sales associate at Sleep Solutions Background: I was born in Lubbock and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I married a gentleman from Portales and moved here 30 years ago. I have two children and two grandchildren. How long have you been with the company? I have worked for Ashley Furniture [...]

First person: Jason Bloomer

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Given the choice of video games, sleep or studying, Eastern New Mexico junior Jason Bloomer will always go with video games or sleep. He learned not to give himself the option of sloughing off studies by being involved in as many things as possible, including cheerleading, a fraternity, a full-time job, and studying biology with [...]

Sleeping is store’s top priority

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Sleep Solutions has been open for three weeks. Bobby Hamilton is the store manager. “Everything was pretty smooth sailing in getting everything setup,” Hamilton said. “We threw the sign up out front and we didn’t start advertising until Feb. 1. We were open about a week before the advertising [...]

11-25 Library Books

The following books are available in the Portales Public Library: The Watkins Dictionary of Dream By Mario Reading Thousands of in-depth entries explore and explain the stuff of dreams in this book by Mario Reading. What does it mean if you dream of a white elephant? Of flying, dolls, or dentists? This book offers a [...]

Learning your ABZ’s

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers By Marlena Hartz marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com He swings the door open to reveal an immaculate room. Not a crumb on the carpet, not a stain on the nightstand, not a wrinkle on the floral bedspread. Makes sense. After all, this is a laboratory. Bryan Ellis is a registered sleep therapist. He is [...]