Ahhh, remember sleep? Now that you are pregnant or a new mom, getting some shut-eye may not be as simple as it used to be. From surging hormones to crying babies, sleep disturbances go hand in hand with motherhood. Now, in Sleep Deprived No More, Dr. Jodi Mindell gives you the lowdown on solving sleep problems and staying alert throughout your pregnancy and the first six months after your baby arrives. This accessible guide is full of quick tips and proven strategies so everyone in the family can get the sleep ...
Ahhh, remember sleep? Now that you are pregnant or a new mom, getting some shut-eye may not be as simple as it used to be. From surging hormones to crying babies, sleep disturbances go hand in hand with motherhood. Now, in Sleep Deprived No More, Dr. Jodi Mindell gives you the lowdown on solving sleep problems and staying alert throughout your pregnancy and the first six months after your baby arrives. This accessible guide is full of quick tips and proven strategies so everyone in the family can get the sleep they need. Learn the secrets to: Determine how much sleep your body requires, Catch up on lost sleep, Find a comfortable sleep position, even with a bulging belly, Eliminate the common causes of sleep problems, such as leg cramps, bark pain, and frequent trips to the bathroom, Solve conditions like insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and sleep apnea, Deal with postpartum depression, Get energized and stay focused throughout the day, Handle nursing and nighttime feedings, Get your baby to sleep through the night. Whether you're exhausted from expecting your first, a sleep-deprived mom of multiples, or just ready to kick your husband out of bed for snoring, this all-in-one resource has everything you need to get some much-deserved rest.
About the Author:
Jodi A. Mindell, PHD, is the associate director of the Sleep Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of psychology at Saint Joseph's University
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Meet the Author
Jodi A. Mindell, PhD is Associate Director of the Sleep Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a professor of psychology at Saint Joseph's University, and on the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation. She is the author of Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers, and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep: The All-in-One Resource for Solving Sleep Problems in Kids and Teens. Mindell lives with her family in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Mindell has acted as spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson and DuPont Sleep Products, and has worked with Walt Disney Records. Furthermore, she is on the Board of Advisers of Parents magazine and the Advisory Board of Johnson’s Baby, as well as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for BabyCenter.com.
Dr. Mindell is internationally recognized in her field for her expertise on pediatric sleep problems. She is vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation, a foundation established to educate the public about sleep and sleep disorders, and has been on the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society. Dr. Mindell is the chair of the Pediatric Task Force of the National Sleep Foundation, and in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, oversaw the development of the parenting brochure Sleep, Your Baby and You that has been distributed to millions of parents. She also chaired the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America 2004 poll which focused on sleep in children ages 10 and under, as well as their parents/caregivers, and co-chaired the Sleep in America 2006 poll that targeted adolescent sleep.
She has appeared on dozens TV and radio shows discussing children's and adolescents' sleep issues, including The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, CNN, and MSNBC., and is frequently quoted in a wide array of publications, such as Parents, Child, Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Newsweek magazines and the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.
An Introduction to Sleep 1
Sleep Deprived No More 3
How We Sleep: The Basics 20
Tips for Improving Your Sleep 36
Sleep and Pregnancy: Trimester by Trimester 57
The First Trimester 59
The Second Trimester 75
The Third Trimester 95
Soluing Common Steep Problems 123
Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder 153
Snoring and Sleep Apnea 171
After the Baby Is Born 187
The First Six Weeks 189
Six Weeks to Six Months 220
Helping Your Baby Sleep Through the Night 241
Your Sleep Diary 267