Illustrated children’s book The Magic Ice Cream Palace by Jose Colon, MD, MPH, seeks to improve sleep hygiene, lessen sleep-avoiding behavior, and calm the mind before bedtime.
The book helps teach children self-regulation skills through story and metaphor. There is also an emphasis on living in the present moment. The Magic Ice Cream Palace teaches body scan, an exercise that evokes a relaxation response.
Colon is the founder of Paradise Sleep Inc, an organization dedicated to education on sleep health topics that impact public health. Colon is dual board certified in sleep medicine and neurology with special qualifications in child neurology.