Self-proclaimed sleep coaches are hired by families nationwide, but are they truly helping children? Reuters reports on a recent study.

“My anecdotal impression is that over the last 3-5 years the number of people doing this has increased quite a bit,” Ingram told Reuters Health by email. “Frankly, this makes sense to me given how common sleep problems in children are, the enormous distress they can cause for the entire family, and how few board-certified pediatric sleep physicians and behavioral sleep specialists are out there to help.”