Read Arianna Huffington’s interview with Dr William Dement in the Huffington Post.

I opened the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic in the summer of 1970 with a press conference –and only one reporter came! The reporter asked me, “Do you recommend children sleeping with their parents?” It was controversial at that time, but I said that if a child is upset at night, I see no harm in the child sleeping in bed with the parents. I got a call shortly after from ABC asking me if I was “the doctor who recommends communal sleeping.” I said, “What are you talking about?” It was a big deal at the time.

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