DrLullaby is designed to help sleep problems in children 4 months 18 years. Parents will use the app to learn to improve sleep in their children. Older children and teens can use the app themselves. New moms can use this to get prepared for sleep training. Parents struggling with sleep can also use the app to solve their own sleep problems as the app can also address sleep problems in adults. The problems addressed in DrLullaby include: 1. Babies or children requiring parent involvement with sleep, 2. Tantrums or bedtime refusal in toddlers and young children, and 3. Mind racing and frustration with sleep in older children, teens and adults.
After answering screening questions, DrLullaby will provide you with your personalized set of weekly assignments that are aimed to help with the problem you describe. Weekly assignments include Dr. Medalies teaching videos, reading materials and graphic how-tos. Most families complete their weekly assignments in 2-3 months but this depends on how often you try a new weekly assignment. Parents often select the 1-year access program in order to replay the weekly assignments for reminders if problems resurface. Improvements in sleep and distress about sleep are the most common outcomes seen with this program.
DrLullaby teaches parents how to solve sleep problems in children. The app allows parents (or older children) to fill in sleep logs, access sleep averages, and learn evidence-based behavior change solutions to optimize sleep. Parents who are worried about the effects of sleep loss in their child or who are losing sleep because of their childs sleep problem can learn what to change to address sleep problems.
DrLullaby was developed by Dr. Lisa Medalie. Dr. Medalie is one of less than 30 board-certified, formally-trained Pediatric Insomnia Specialists. She trained at Johns Hopkins and Harvard and currently works at University of Chicago. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, CNN, NPR and several other media sites as a sleep expert.