Teenagers

  • ADHD

    How common are sleep problems in children with ADHD?

    Up to 70% of children with ADHD suffer from problems with their sleep. Almost half the parents of a child with ADHD say that their child has moderate to serious sleep problems. Children with ADHD may have behavioural sleep problems or

  • Behaviour Problems

    What are some common behavioural sleep problems in children?

    The most common issues are: not getting into bed; not settling into sleep; not staying in their own bed; waking up at night; getting up in the morning and / or not getting enough sleep.

    What can you do to get your child into bed at

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    Sleep. Who needs it?

    Newborn babies find it easy. Toddlers sometimes find it daunting. Teenagers are convinced they don't need it. Adults want it but frequently don't have the time for it. Seniors have time for it but often can't achieve it. Yet it's a simple fact that whatever your age, getting

  • Sleep Facts for Parents

     

    Why is sleep so important?

    Sleep is vital for children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing. Sleep supports healthy development of the body and mind. Evidence shows that children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have more trouble learning. They are less attentive and motivated, have

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    Why is sleep important?

    Sleep is important as it plays a role in the proper functioning of ALL body systems. Although we don’t really know exactly the reason why we sleep, we know that we must sleep, or we can become very ill.  Sleep is important for physical and mental

  •  technology

    How can technology use affect us at bedtime?

    • The bright screen light from devices can cause increased alertness
    • Activities on such devices can be stimulating and make us less ready to sleep
    • People can become absorbed and continue using technology beyond their usual bedtime

    How long

  • TeenageSleep

    What is unique about teenagers’ sleep?

    Teenagers' sleep tends to be less regular than the sleep of adults and young children. This means that the times when you go to bed on the weekend are not at all the same as on school nights. On weekends, you may go to bed much later. You may also wake up