Be the Boss of Your Sleep

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Free Spirit Publishing, Jul 10, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Be the Boss of Your Sleep speaks to kids ages 8 and up with this message: If sleep troubles are making you feel lousy, you can do things to get your body, mind, and spirit working together to get back to feeling your best. When you eat well and get enough exercise, think positively and believe you can help yourself, and feel hopeful and supported by loved ones, you will sleep better and feel more refreshed and energized by sleep. You’ll also get sick less often and recover quicker when you are sick or injured. A number of things can help you sleep better, such as a regular bed time, lots of exercise, eating healthy foods, and doing things to help you relax. In addition, learning these body boss skills will help you sleep better and take care of yourself: •    Belly breathing •    Positive self-talk •    Self suggestion •    Aromatherapy •    Acupressure •    Massage Kids will be happier and healthier when they are the boss of their bodies and can control how their bodies feel, even when they are having trouble sleeping. The self-care skills in this book do not replace health care professionals, but they do help kids learn what they can do to take care of themselves. They will learn to fall asleep faster, sleep better, and feel well-rested and energized to do better at school and in other activities. And kids can use what they learn in this book for the rest of their lives.

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Timothy Culbert, M.D., is a behavioral and developmental pediatrician with training in biofeedback, medical hypnosis, and holistic medicine. He is the medical director for the Integrative Medicine Program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Tim gives presentations nationally and internationally and publishes widely on mind-body skills training with children and teens. He has helped kids in clinical practice for 15 years, with special interests in teaching kids self-care skills. Rebecca Kajander, C.P.N.P., M.P.H., is a nurse practitioner at the Alexander Center, Park Nicollet Health Services of Minnesota. She has treated children and adolescents for nearly 40 years, has helped hundreds of children take care of themselves using self-care skills, and helped many more understand and live with ADHD. In 2000, Rebecca was named “Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year” by the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

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