If you're the parent of a tired & grumpy teenager, then you'll know about the challenges of your child getting adequate amounts of school night sleep.

Recent research shows Australian teens are the 3rd most sleep deprived in the world. Tired adolescents are at risk of academic failure, demonstrate

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FREE - Available for iPad, Kindle Fire and Android devices

These free children's apps were developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to educate kids about the importance of sleep. Both apps have optional settings for children to read the stories at their own pace or have the stories read

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Recommended Sleep Stories for Children, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers


Let's Go to Sleep

Let's Go to Sleep

Written by Margaret Wild
Illustrated by Michelle Dawson
Published by Working Title Press (2013) ISBN 9781921504440
Review by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com
Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream!

Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream!

Written by Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D.
Illustrated by Jo Gershman
Available to purchase at:
Book Review by Sue Cranage (PDF)


Kiss Goodnight

Amy Hest & Anita Jeram
ISBN 978-0-7636-2094-3 2001

Good Night Baby

ISBN 978-1-5645-8532-5 2006

Bedtime Peekaboo

ISBN 978-1-4053-1276-9 2006

Bedtime Teddy

ISBN 978-1-8469 -6311-7 2007

Time for Bed Tiger!

Hanna Wilson & Paula Bowles
ISBN 978-1-9213-1893-1 2009

Good Night Me

Andrew Daddo & Emma Quay
ISBN 0-7336-2112-0 2006

Can't You Sleep Little Bear

Barbara Firth
ISBN 9-7814-0630-4350 2006

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
ISBN 10:0-00-713728-1 2003

Time For Bed

Mem Fox & Jane Dyer
ISBN 1-86291-1940 1993

Tell Me A Story Mummy

Mei Matsuoka
ISBN 13:978-1-4050-2189-0 2007

Sleepy Places

Judy Hindley
ISBN 978-1-4063-0516-6 2008


Michael Rosen & Jonathan Langley
ISBN -13:978-0-00-780979-0 1998

No More Yawning

Paeony Lewis
ISBN 978-1-905294-68-8 2008

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Dr Sarah Blunden

Clinical Professor Sarah Blunden, Founder and Director of the Paediatric Sleep Clinic (Adelaide, South Australia) and the Australian Centre for Education in Sleep™ (ACES) and Head of Paediatric Sleep Research at Central Queensland University.

According to leading sleep researcher Dr Sarah

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An innovative new web tool reveals the sleep secrets of babies, spelling the end of sleepless nights for hundreds of Australian mums and dads.

Studies show a third of new parents struggle to get their baby to sleep, and this frustrating problem triples the risk of postnatal depression among

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