Scientific evidence on possible sleep pathologies in the smallest has been increasing over the last few years. The research work has been constant and, thanks to the contribution of many specialist doctors, it has been possible to diagnose cases and discover new treatments for very specific pathologies.
With regard to children's dreams, the discoveries have allowed us to combine knowledge from such different areas as Pediatrics, Clinical Neurophysiology , Pedagogy, Neurobiology and Psychology.
The latest research offers a wealth of data on how the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus (our biological clock in the brain) matures and transforms into the first months of life. These evidences have served to establish causal relationships between the sleep variable and age. In this way you can see how, as a baby grows, its sleep varies in parallel. They have also helped to deepen in matters that did not have much travel. Thanks to fields like Psychology or Pedagogy you can know how habits and routines are configured, such as the reasons why a baby wakes up at midnight interrupting his sleep.
All this information has led the children's sleep specialists to establish a dialogue with parents to offer them rules and advice in order to improve issues related to children's sleep.
Estivill Method, the manual to get the baby to sleep
Since 1989 consultations have been held on problems of childhood insomnia. The experience accumulated with more than 15,000 patients and the publications made, guarantee the solvency of the concepts expressed in different books on how to treat children's sleep problems.
In 1996 a series of conclusions were published on the new scientific advances coming from different disciplines and updated with the last knowledge obtained. This work was synthesized in the book Dumb-Kid, which was a great success thanks to the solvency of the contents, the effectiveness of the recommendations made by parents and the work of many specialists from different disciplines.
The routines and norms exposed to solve the problems related to the children's sleep were cataloged by the parents as Estivill Method. At the present time, the updated version of the book Childish Child collects all the new discoveries on the matter. The goal is to continue to offer parents new knowledge that complements those previously published.