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26 Page Kiddie Book Tops Amazon Best Seller List:

scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

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This book is a real yawner. Which is why it’s selling millions of copies.

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep uses psychological techniques to send children to sleep quickly

For most authors the prospect of their books sending readers to sleep would be horrifying.

But the latest publishing phenomenon which is topping the Amazon charts is a book which promises to do just that, at least for children.

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has been created by Swedish behavioural psychologist and linguist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin and is currently outselling Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman and Paula Hawkins The Girl on The Train.

The 26 page paperback, which is the first self-published work to ever top the Amazon charts, uses psychological and positive reinforcement techniques to help children relax, focus and eventually drift off.

Parents are instructed to yawn frequently, emphasise certain words and speak in a slow and calm voice when reading words in italic. Although it has pictures, children are asked to just listen rather than read.

Forssen Ehrlin said it was ‘the verbal equivalent of rocking a baby to sleep’ and hundreds of online reviews from parents claim it has revolutionised bedtimes.

“I had written books before about leadership and personal development using these techniques but I got the idea for a children’s book while I was driving on a long journey with my mother and she fell asleep and I got the idea of how I could use my methods to help children relax” he said.

“When we stopped I wrote it all down on a napkin but it took another three and a half years to come up with the perfect story so that all the techniques were used in the correct order.

“It helps the child to focus and makes them a part of the story so that they fall asleep along with the rabbit. They meet characters like Uncle Yawn and the Heavy-Eyed Owl.”
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And the reaction from other parents has been equally positive.

“I’m actually speechless!” one parent wrote on Amazon. “I’m sat here waiting for someone to pinch me. Bedtime just went from taking 2-3 hours to taking 12mins. We made it to the middle of page 2.”

I don’t have kids. Is it really so hard to get them to go to sleep? I’d think ... well, feed them earlier, clean them up, tuck them in warm and tight, dim the lights, and read to them in a calm voice. It always worked for us. We got Winnie Ther Pooh, and I think it took a year or two to make it through the whole book. Just being cozy and having the parent there talking calmly and affectionately… the kid feels safe and loved, relaxes, and that’s it. Of course, you don’t then sneak downstairs and crank up Alice Cooper on the stereo. Be smart about things, right?

Oik, I think I’ll take my morning medicine a little early and head back to bed for a bit myself. And I don’t even have a bunny.


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