Sleeping & Breathing Misses in the Black Community | Karese LaGuerre

So I love this book. It is a labor of love. It is called accomplished and how I, I really poured into it, my own story with my own children and then stories of patients that I have worked with and how they have really overcome many different things just by altering what it is that they’re doing prior to bed. And then when they wake up in the morning to establish these better cycles, because we talk so much when there’s babies about establishing a routine, but then that also gets to go by the wayside once it’s no longer a child, right. But we as adults, we need routines too. We have to have routines. If we don’t have routines, we throw off our whole circadian rhythm. And that’s really how you’re getting down at night and getting up in the morning. So, um, I would say that accomplished has been such a labor of love to really pour in what it is that I do, how you can help yourself. And there’s a lot of different tips and tricks and a full program actually laid out in the book that way, you know, you can really help yourself be your best self and show up optimally each day through establishing better breathing and sleep habits.

Speaker 1 (28:01):

Awesome. I’m looking forward to putting that in the show notes, for sure. Where can we buy the bug? Where can people get your book

Speaker 2 (28:09):

It’s available on Amazon, exclusively on Amazon? You can get it as a Kindle or a paperback, but it is exclusively on Amazon right now for distributor.

Speaker 1 (28:20):

Okay. Well, that’s good to know. So I’ll be sure to look for it and definitely put a link, an easy link to that in the show notes. Is there anything that I didn’t ask you that you would have hoped that I asked that you would like to answer right now?

Speaker 2 (28:34):

Anything you didn’t ask me? Well, I don’t think that it’s anything that I think would have come up naturally, but I think one thing that I would like to just speak on is that the black community does have a lot of a greater risk for one preterm birth. And for some reason we have astronomically high rates of infant mortality, where the babies aren’t making it to year one in 1976, which is not that long ago, but in 1976, that’s when they discovered pediatrics obstructive sleep apnea. Prior to 1976, we had no idea that children were unable to breathe at night and would have these events. And I think it’s incredibly important since most of these infant mortalities that are happening, the ones that aren’t happening due to the preterm birth weight, what the ones that do happen are a lot of times SIDS. And I think it’s, it’s very important to just be very aware of what’s going on with your baby and how they’re feeding and how they’re eating and making sure that you are listening in when they’re sleeping. Your baby snoring is something cute. That it’s something that it’s time to reach out to somebody and let them know because we don’t want to have any more of our young, beautiful black babies passing away, you know, a random sleep order that re disorder that could be prevented. So I would just like to say that, because I think that’s incredibly important. There might be some young mothers that are listening and need to know that that baby snoring is not cute. Get help.

Speaker 1 (30:09):

Well, thank you for sharing that. That is something that I would have never thought to ask, but absolutely incredibly important to make sure, especially if we’re not getting the information, otherwise it’s important to try to push, to amplify the information from here, that it is important to get your, make sure that you’re listening to your baby. Thank you for sharing that. Appreciate that. My pleasure. So what my dare is your favorite dish and we’re talking about food, food. I love food.

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