Synopses & Reviews
You've tried everything. Warm milk. Bedtime stories. Sharing your bed. But your child still has problems falling asleep. Dr. Richard Ferber can help. Director of the Sleep Laboratory and Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Children's Hospital in Boston, Dr. Ferber is widely recognized as the nation's leading authority on children's sleep problems.
Practical and easy to understand, Solve Your Childs' Sleep Problems tells you how to handle these situations in children aged one to six:
* Refusing to go to bed
* Colic and other medical problems
* Restlessness and insomnia
* Night terrors
* Headbanging and body rocking
And other problems that keep you and your child awake in the night.
Based on six years of intensive research in a top medical facility, Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems is packed with tips, suggestions, sample problems and solutions, and a bibliography of children's "go-to-sleep" books.
Ferber is sound, sane and reassuring....Parents of the sleepless should have this one on the shelf for its facts and solid suggestions that work.
Welcome news for exhausted parents.
A practical, informative and sensitive guide.
Those wrestling with a persistent or more serious problem will find this a real boon.
"Children's books on sleep and dreams"--p. 235-238.
About the Author
Dr. Richard Ferner
is widely recognized as the nation's leading authority in the field of children's sleep problems. Director of the Sleep Lab and the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Children's Hospital in Boston (Harvard University's pediatric teaching hospital), Dr. Ferber also teaches at Harvard Medical School and is a pediatrician.
Table of Contents
I YOUR CHILD'S SLEEP
1 At the End of Your Rope
2 What We know About Sleep
3 Helping Your Child Develop Good Sleep Patterns
4 Nighttime Fears
II THE SLEEPLESS CHILD
5 What Your Child Associates with Falling Asleep -- the Key Problem
6 Feedings During the Night -- Another Major Cause of Trouble
7 Colic and Other Medical Causes of Poor Sleep
III SLEEP RHYTHM DISTURBANCES
8 Daily Schedules and Their Effect on Sleep -- Biological Rhythms Revisited
9 Normal Sleep at the Wrong Time -- Sleep Phase Shifts
IV INTERRUPTIONS DURING SLEEP
10 Sleeptalking, Walking, Thrashing, and Terrors -- a Spectrum of Sudden Partial Wakings
V OTHER PROBLEMS
13 Headbanging, Body Rocking, and Head Rolling
14 Noisy Breathing, Snoring, and Sleep Apnea
15 Narcolepsy and Other Causes of Sleepiness
A Children's Books on Bedtime, Sleep, and Dreams
B Helpful Organizations