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Book Reviews for BUT I’M NOT TIRED! The nature of sleep and how to nurture it in children and teenagers.

September 16, 2015

“The book BUT I’M NOT TIRED! by Dr Jennifer Smith is a nice introductory “how to” reference guide for parents struggling to get their children to sleep. This book provides the reader with a good general understanding of the physiology of sleep and underlying causes of many of the common sleep disorders. Dr Smith uses a balance of clinical anecdote and scientific research to help deliver key messages and provide useful tips. The book is easy to read and the chapter summaries provide an excellent summary for on-going reference.”

Dr. Sarah Biggs,  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Paediatric Sleep Group, Monash Institute of Medical Research; Board Member, Australasian Sleep Association

“The book charts the course of what sleep is about, how much is needed, what gets in the way of a good night, why sleep is essential and how to address reluctance to sleep and cries of ‘But I’m not tired’. The research seems thorough and well referenced and the main points are illustrated and highlighted by anecdotes and cartoons. That said, each chapter is clearly outlined to assist in navigation. One does not have to read the book cover to cover to find information about a particular issue. Nonetheless, for those who want a comprehensive rundown of the latest research and a well-respected practioner’s knowledge of what really works, I recommend this book as a worthwhile source.”

Dr Lynn Joffe, Director Wolanksi Family Specialist Learning Centre, Emanuel School

“‘BUT I’M NOT TIRED!’ is packed with researched information. This book is certainly one of the best written and easy to understand books I have read. The different sleep challenges parents face with their children are clearly explained. It’s full of solutions and guidelines that empower parents with knowledge and a direction in which to tackle situations. A great advantage of this book is that it covers ages from toddler to teenagers. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about child and teenage sleep.”

Cheryl Fingleson, The Sleep Coach



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