Stars Before Bedtime: A Mindful Fall-Asleep Book - Dr. Jessamy Hibberd


Create a calm bedtime ritual with this soothing journey through the glittering constellations of the night sky, woven with tried-and-true sleep exercises from best-selling author and clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd.

In this fast-paced world, relaxing and preparing for sleep can be difficult for children. This beautiful, fact-filled book helps ease bedtime struggles with mindfulness, muscle relaxation, gentle yoga poses, visualisation and other exercises proven to help kids release stress and anxiety, clear their minds, get ready for bed and fall asleep faster while also boosting happiness and improving overall health.

With gentle, calming illustrations from Hannah Tolson and simple, melodic text, children explore the sky’s constellations and the mythical stories behind them as they get their minds and bodies ready for bed. The self-contained exercises can be done singly or several together – try them with your kids too! 

- Stretch out on your bed like the snake-like constellation Draco the Dragon. Take a deep breath in through your nose and then breathe out all the air through your mouth, making a hissing sound like a slithering snake.

- Hold your hands together just like Castor and Pollux, the twins of the constellation Gemini. Rest them on your chest. Can you feel your breath moving in and out as your chest rises and falls?