Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: Revised Edition: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition

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Simon and Schuster, May 23, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 464 pages
Does your child

  • Have difficulty falling asleep?

  • Wake in the middle of the night?

  • Suffer sleep terrors, sleepwalking, or nighttime fears?

  • Have difficulty waking for school or staying awake in class?

  • Snore, wet the bed, or head bang?



In the first major revision of his bestselling, groundbreaking classic since it was published twenty years ago, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day.

Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can choose the strategy that works best for them. Topics covered in detail include:

  • Bedtime difficulties and nighttime wakings

  • Effective strategies for naps

  • Sleep schedule abnormalities

  • A balanced look at co-sleeping

  • New insights into the nature of sleep terrors and sleepwalking

  • Problems in setting limits

  • Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, bed-wetting, and head banging



Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems offers priceless advice and concrete help for a whole new generation of anxious, frustrated, and overtired parents.
 

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Ferber (director, Sleep Lab & Ctr. for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Boston Childrenƒ¯‚¿‚½s Hosp.) is a sleep giant in the land of nod. In the 21 years since the first edition of this book was ... Read full review

Contents

Common Causes of Sleep Problems at Different Times of the Day and Night
211
Sleep Phase Problems
214
Sleep Phase Shifts
223
Other Common
241
Potential Sleep Problems
244
Naps
264
Drifting Nap Patterns
279
INTERRUPTIONS DURING SLEEP
285

Sleep Chart for Parents to Use
77
Betsys Sleep Chart
81
CHAPTER5 The Problem of Limit Setting
105
Helping Your Child Learn to Stay in His Room
121
Another Major
136
Eliminating Extra Feedings at Sleep Times
143
Nighttime Fears
151
Colic and Other Medical Causes of Poor Sleep
178
SCHEDULES AND SLEEP RHYTHM
193
Sleepiness and Alertness Across the Day and NightHomeostatic and Circadian Drives
203
Spectrum of Behavior in Children at the End of a Period of Stage IV Sleep
295
A Summary of the Major Patterns Across Childhood and General Recommendations for Management
330
Nightmares
333
Bedwetting
347
Head Banging Body Rocking
368
Noisy Breathing Snoring and Obstructive
387
Narcolepsy and Other Causes of Sleepiness
406
Index
431
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About the author (2006)

Richard Ferber, M.D., is Director Emeritus of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Children's Hospital Boston. He lives in Newtonville, Massachusetts.

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