Parents will do anything for their children to sleep. Because if the kids sleep more that means they sleep more and more sleep just means happiness all around. But what if the little ones are wide awake and bouncing off the walls and there seems to be nothing short of giving them a little nighttime medicine to get the job done?
Well, you don’t have to resort to such drastic measures. In fact, there’s a magical, mystical miracle in existence that boasts the ability to put kids to sleep. Without any assistance from over-the-counter drugs.
“The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep” is currently at the top of Amazon’s bestseller list. The self-published book tells the tale of fellow non-sleeper Roger the Rabbit (not to be mistaken for Roger Rabbit) as Uncle Yawn, Sleep Snail and other pals help him nod off for the night.
According to the New York Post, it’s intended to be read “slowly and methodically” essentially “the verbal equivalent of rocking your child to sleep,” said author and behavioural scientist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin. The book even advises that the rabbit’s name be pronounced “Rooo geeer” with two yawns.
“Let your whole body be heavy, so heavy it feels like it falls… just like a leaf, that falls down, slowly down, down,” reads the book.
Since its release in April 2014, the story has amassed nearly 25,000 likes on Facebook and the reviews on Amazon are raves with words like “hypnotic,” “pure magic” and “out like a light.” Which is what every exhausted parent wants to hear.