CNN - How to sleep better — kids and grown-ups alike
I sat down with CNN to talk baby and adult sleep. Read the full article here
Like many moms, Sofia Axelrod found the lack of sleep really hard after giving birth. But unlike many moms, she refused to accept that the exhaustion was inevitable.
"Sleep deprivation is so detrimental," said sleep consultant Axelrod, who is a neuroscientist at Rockefeller University in New York. "I didn't just want to suck it up and think, yeah my life for now on is going to be permanently damaged."
The mother of two was inspired to dig into the research, looking for evidence-based tactics to get young children and their parents to sleep through the night. The results of her search can be found in her new book, "How Babies Sleep: The Gentle, Science-Based Method to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night."
Axelrod learned that parents' brains -- mostly moms -- are wired to care for a young child. Nighttime noises, tame or savage, will jolt many of us awake. Even when the baby is capable of self-soothing. Even when we are so, so tired. Read on