bedtime fading

bedtime fading

A behavioral treatment for childhood insomnia, in which the sleep-resistant child is allowed to go to sleep late for a few nights and then gradually guided to sleep at earlier and earlier hours until the desired time of sleep is reached. The treatment limits conflicts with the child over bedtime and creates a more rapid onset of sleep because the late hour at which the child is initially put to rest means he or she will go to bed tired.
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GRADUATED EXTINCTION and bedtime fading significantly reduced nocturnal wakefulness in infants and maternal stress, according to Michael Gradisar, Ph.
Compared with the control group of sleep education, sleep latency was significantly decreased in both the graduated extinction and bedtime fading groups.
Maternal stress decreased over time in all groups; however, compared with the control group, stress was moderately reduced in the graduated extinction group and was significantly reduced in the bedtime fading group.
Our data suggest introducing bedtime fading will provide quick results for improving sleep-onset latency.
These non-pharmacologic treatments are sleep hygiene, extinction, and bedtime fading, and they can be safely and effectively implemented.
Effects of bedtime fading and antipsychotic medication (pipamperon) in a 6-year-old boy, and melatonin in an 8-year-old girl were assessed on sleep latency.
Keywords: Sleep problems, epilepsy, developmental disabilities, bedtime fading, melatonin, anti-psychotic medication.
Treatment of sleep problems includes various behavioral methods, such as stimulus control and sleep hygiene, extinction, sleep restriction, bedtime fading and chronotherapy.
Treatment consisted of bedtime fading combined with antipsychotic medication for one child (Ken) and melatonin for the other child (Ellis).
Ken's highly disruptive bedtime behavior and mother being a single parent considered, bedtime fading was more suitable for treatment than an extinction procedure.