How Babies Sleep

Discover the best baby sleep method—gentle, science-backed, and inspired by the latest Nobel Prize–winning research—that shows you how to get your baby to sleep through the night naturally.

Sleep—or the lack thereof—is one of the most crucial issues for new parents.

Newborn babies typically wake every two to three hours. There’s nothing bleary-eyed, exhausted parents want more than a night of uninterrupted sleep.

But while there’s plenty of advice out there, there is nothing that’s based on the latest cutting-edge research about sleep—until now.

In How Babies Sleep, Sofia Axelrod, PhD—neuroscientist, sleep consultant, and mother of two—introduces the first baby sleep method that is truly rooted in the science of sleep.

After having her first child, Axelrod realized that the typical baby sleep advice conflicted with the actual science of sleep, including the findings from her mentor’s Nobel Prize–winning sleep lab. She developed her transformative method based on the latest discoveries about our body’s circadian clock and how it is disturbed by light and other external stimuli.

After seeing incredible results with her own babies, she has since counseled countless families in her groundbreaking method—which works with babies’ needs and helps little ones:

  • learn to self-soothe
  • fall asleep more easily
  • stay asleep through the night

You’ll discover helpful tips that work, such as:

  • why using a red lightbulb (instead of a regular one) in the nursery at night can minimize wakings
  • why the age-old advice “don’t wake a sleeping baby” isn’t true
  • how to create a healthy routine
  • how to sleep train gently with minimal crying (under two minutes)
  • and so much more!

This revolutionary and effective book will help both you and your baby enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.




How Babies Sleep is available in paperback and to download as an e-book or audio book. 




"...finally the bible of baby sleep has arrived. This book has everything you need to finally get your baby to sleep through the night. Based on Nobel-prize winning research, Sofia Axelrod develops a method that ensures your baby will, well, sleep like a baby. Here, you will find the basis that regulate sleep patterns, called circadian rhythms, and helpful tips to train your baby to self soothe and develop healthy sleep habits. I highly recommend this book either for your own or as a gift to parents that desperately need to sleep like a baby." —Amazon Reviewer

"Those exhausted by the vagaries of baby sleep will appreciate having a clearly explained and reassuring guide from an expert in the field." —Publishers Weekly

"This is a valuable resource that uses research to help parents and babies get the shut-eye they desperately need." —Library Journal

"...a pleasure to read..." —Jeanne Garbarino, Ph.D. Rockefeller University