Terry Cralle, RN, and W. David Brown, PhD, Explore Sleep Health and Wellness in New Picture Book for Children

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Book Uncovers Frustrating Challenges of Sleep Deprivation for Children and Adults

'Sleep is the forgotten country and is not getting the attention it merits. It plays out in the home, in the pediatrician’s office, and in school. Sleep is an important factor in the lives of children,' says Mary A. Carskadon, PhD.

Better Sleep Council spokesperson, Terry Cralle, RN, MS, and W. David Brown, PhD, DABSM, CBSM, tap into a day in the life of a young boy named Sam—who resisted sleep the night before and now faces the numerous and often frustrating challenges of sleep deprivation that both children and adults will relate to. The book is entitled “Snoozby and the Great Big Bedtime Battle” and was published on August 1, 2015.

“Sleep is the forgotten country and is not getting the attention it merits. It plays out in the home, in the pediatrician’s office, and in school. Sleep is an important factor in the lives of children,” says Mary A. Carskadon, PhD.

The book is a groundbreaking nonfiction picture book for children about sleep health and wellness. Fully aware of the stressful bedtime battles that play out in homes around the globe every night, the authors raise awareness of the benefits of sleep while “disarming” children who are fighting sleep. In turn, sufficient sleep becomes a “win-win” proposition for everyone. In the end, Snoozby, the animated pillow, is the superhero and defender of sleep and is victorious in his bedtime battle with Sam. This is an enjoyable bedtime story, yet its content is firmly based on current pediatric sleep medicine research.

“Snoozby and the Great Big Bedtime Battle” is available for purchase through: Rowe Publishing (http://www.rowepub.com).

For more information on the BSC, visit http://www.bettersleep.org

About the Better Sleep Council: Established in 1979, the Better Sleep Council (BSC) is the consumer education division of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA). The BSC is devoted to educating the public about the importance of sleep to good health and quality of life, and about the value of the sleep system and sleep environment in pursuit of a good night's sleep.

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