YES, she's really sleeping! I thought it was a phase, but apparently it's not. She got it for Christmas when she was 2, but has never played with it much. For the past couple of months, it has hardly left her face. She packs it in her bag EVERY single morning so that she can wear it for rest time at school. She wears it EVERY single night. She says it helps her go to sleep. I guess whatever works!