I’m a sleep psychologist, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, the director of the behavioral sleep program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
I specialize in helping both children and adults get great sleep. To do this, I use evidence-based methods combined with more than twenty years of clinical experience in treating sleep issues.
- For adults who don’t sleep well, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). CBT-I is a proven, multi-component approach that is both drug-free and extremely effective in treating insomnia.
- For children who don’t sleep well, I teach parents how to become successful sleep coaches for their children using my 5-step plan.
This website focuses mainly on ways to improve pediatric sleep. More specifically, I focus on ways to improve the sleep of children ages 3-10. There are many resources to help the parents of babies and toddlers who don’t sleep well, but almost 80% of parents report that their preschool and school-age child’s sleep needs improvement. Two out of every three children ages 10 and under, according to a National Sleep Foundation (NSF) poll, have experienced some type of sleep problem.
In addition, helping children learn to be great sleepers once they can walk and talk is much harder than sleep training a baby or toddler! My book, Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach: The Bedtime Doctor’s 5-Step Guide, Ages 3-10, teaches you how to do this. Please click on the My Book tab for more information.
I hope that the posts on my Blog help you and your loved ones sleep better. You can also click on the Quiz tab and to find out if your child might benefit from a different bedtime routine. You can use the Ask a Question tab to send me a question about your child’s sleep. My Speaking/Press tab will take you to videos and articles on various sleep topics including an article I wrote for the New York Times.
Personalized Sleep Evaluation and Bedtime Plan
I’d love to conduct a personalized sleep evaluation and then design a plan for you or for your child. We would meet via video. The consultation visit is $300 and follow up visits are $150. Most adults with insomnia need 2-4 sessions. Most parents who would like to teach their children to be great sleepers find that they need only the consultation and 1-2 follow up visits.
For parents, I also offer very affordable small group workshops. These “Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach” workshops are offered via Zoom and have three sessions: one to design a plan for your child and two to review your progress, revise the plan as needed, and answer any questions you may have.
If we work on improving your child’s sleep, we will:
- determine whether your child might have a medical sleep disorder
- prepare your child’s bedroom for success
- design a successful bedtime routine for your child
- teach your child how to self-comfort (fall asleep independently) after lights out
- review how you can exit your child’s room after lights out without causing tears or tantrums
- review how to limit extra requests after lights out with a simple reward system
- discuss how to manage night and/or early morning awakenings
- make a plan to help your child learn how to stay in bed all night long
Other issues that can be addressed in your child’s evaluation and plan include:
- bedtime/nighttime fears
- parasomnias such as sleepwalking, night terrors or sleep paralysis
- bed wetting (in children over age 6)
Please contact me at (203) 913-8715 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how we will make a plan to help you or your child sleep well.
Lynelle Schneeberg, PsyD
Board-Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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