Dr. Linda Berg-Cross focuses on the importance of parental sleep for new parents. By combining knowledge about infant development, family relationships, and behavioral sleep medicine, clinicians can help families get off to a healthier start as new parents struggle with the first year of a child’s life. The Protective Sleep Program (PSP) is a skeleton structure from which clinicians can mold the program to fit the unique needs of each family while keeping the structural protective elements intact.
- Describe the psychological importance of parental sleep.
- Describe the relationship between parental sleep, successful nursing, postpartum depression, attachment, and the marital relationship.
- Utilize the Parental Sleep Program in practice.