There’s a new book from Sweden that promises to help kids get to sleep in minutes. The book called The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep is No. 1 on Amazon’s top selling book list for a reason. Called relaxing and hypnotic, the book offers suggestions on how to read it to children to increase the likelihood of those children falling asleep faster.
Some of those suggestions include the types of ASMR techniques that have made ASMR YouTube videos popular with adults, as reported by the Inquisitr. Those tips include reading The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep in a calm and relaxing voice — and making use of the bolded words in the book like “relax” and other sleep suggesting words with emphasis. The words or phrases that should be read in a calm voice are italicized.
Reading the popular book should also be accompanied by the kinds of physical suggestions that might signal calm to children, such as yawning or other sleepy actions, along with saying the child’s name again and again.
“When he was thinking of falling asleep…”
The author, Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, is himself a father and a psychologist, who said that some of the goals of the book are to help the kids fall asleep.
The Today show tested the book that promises to put kids to sleep in minutes, but The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep didn’t necessarily work easily for NBC’s Keir Simmons’ children — who did admit feeling sleepy — but were antsy and wanted to play with Daddy’s iPad. That could be the reason the paperback is No. 1 on Amazon, while the Kindle version of the book lingers at No. 69 on Amazon’s Kindle eBook best seller’s list as of this writing.
Still, the children’s book by the Swedish psychologist offered good suggestions on relaxing. Whether or not the promises to put kids to sleep in minutes with specifically chosen words and sentence structure works or not — most folks would likely agree it’s a cute concept with pretty photos. Just hearing some of the pages being read aloud on the Today show video might have an effect upon viewers — so only watch it if you don’t need to be fully alert for any tasks that require complete attention such as driving.
Some parents are wondering if the book called The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep is hypnosis — especially since the book comes with a warning not to read the book aloud next to someone who is driving.
As reported by the Inquisitr, another parenthood story going viral on Tuesday involves the “Baby Loves Cat” YouTube video.
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