Use the QuickStart Guide to learn how to prepare your child for change and see an overview of the steps involved in the process.
Disney-style images and animations are child-oriented to help engage and motivate your child as the program demonstrates how to tap into their hidden ability and confidence.
Response entry boxes are provided on screen throughout the process for your child to enter their ideas as they work through the problem.
The problem is divided up into manageable pieces so your child isn't overwhelmed by excessively high expectations.
Your child will regularly rate their level of bedtime anxiety on a scale from 0 to 10 so that you can both see their improvement from week to week.
At key times during the process constructive ideas and suggestions will be presented to your child when your child is most likely to be receptive.
Dr Lauderdale’s voice guides your child through the process and videos of Dr L personalize the interaction.
Your child's responses and ratings can be saved for your reference or shared with Dr Lauderdale if desired.
"It actually felt really good to sleep by myself!"
"The big prize is .. I'm not afraid to sleep alone anymore."
- Keana, age 9
Dr Mark Lauderdale is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with over 30 years experience helping children with anxieties and fears.
The Wellspring Method was developed and refined over 20 years in clinical practice.
Be careful with sleep anxiety tips and strategies you find on the internet.
I was sceptical about Bedtime Hero but I was also desperate. Our 11yr old was TERRIFIED to sleep in her own room. Her imagination was wild and she imagined all sorts of horrors lurking in her room. She would only sleep in our bedroom.
After many a google search, I decided to give Bedtime Hero a go. It made such a massive difference in such a short space of time!
Our daughter now sleeps in her own room every night, she has no fears of being alone at night. I am so pleased with the program, I will recommend it to anyone who’s child is terrified to sleep alone.
My 8 year old has had sleep struggles her whole life. We have tried everything, including 6 months of therapy. Nothing worked until we found Dr. Lauderdale’s program. Within 2 weeks, her anxiety is almost gone. Thank you, Dr. Lauderdale!
So glad we found this program. It really helped our daughter make the move to sleeping through the night in her own bed.
My son is 10 years old and still can’t sleep alone although he keep trying. Maybe use different ideas or strategies.
My 5 years old smarter. She was exited about the story and wood like to sleep in the room. Read 2. After she was not interested. I give up sleeping in Cher, floor. The end is the same as soon I leave the room she wakes up and follow me :)))
The program works best for 6-12 year old children.
– Dr Lauderdale
Bedtime Hero was truly a game changer for us. My son was waking up multiple times a night, very fearful and anxious to go back to bed. It was exhausting for all of us. Bedtime Hero gave us powerful tools which worked almost immediately. Within two weeks of starting the program, he was sleeping through the night and going to bed on his own. If he ever has a rough day or is feeling anxiety at bed time, he will actually ask for his “power phrase.” He knows it works and is comforted just by the reminder of what we learned. Money well spent! Thank you so much.
Bedtime Hero worked within days and the problems have not returned (it’s been almost a year.) Our 8-year-old daughter was having difficulty sleeping by herself as a result of us moving homes. I followed the program with her and she was sleeping by herself within 4 days! I highly recommend this program. It was clear my daughter felt empowered and it was a great experience for me as her parent, too.
Hi Dr. Mark – Just wanted to send some feedback and a quick word of thanks for the Bedtime Hero program. For months, we have struggled to make any progress getting our 7 year old to sleep on her own. She becomes extremely anxious at bed time and everything we tried had little motivation for her – no reward or threat to take something away had any impact on her fear level. It just was real and we all couldn’t figure out any strategies to make improvement.
I figured there had to be some sort of therapy we could try and upon a quick Google I found Bedtime Hero. My daughter was super excited to try it cause it seemed cool, she desires to be better at bedtime, it was something we could do together and frankly, it just gave us a different way to come at this problem.
The first night she rated herself a level 10 anxious, and I would have to agree. She wasn’t even bluffing – she was terrified of sleeping on her own. Two nights in? She rated herself a 0. ?! Don’t get me wrong, we have a long way to go, but look at her confidence jump and she’s HAPPY. I can’t recall a day where she’s been happy in her bedtime routine. We love the tapping and thinking of good thoughts. This program resonated with her!
Wish us luck on continuing the journey, but I wanted to stop and say THANK YOU for this tool.