Teacher Resources

Focusing on sleep is crucial because research shows that not getting enough sleep or not sleeping well affects learning, behaviour, mood and overall well-being.

This sleep education program has been released in conjunction with World Sleep Day and aims to teach students why sleep deserves its place alongside diet and exercise as one of the pillars of good health.  

The following resources are free for you to download and use:

Activity : Morning-Evening questionnaire [pdf]
Activity : My sleep friendly bedroom [pdf]
Online activity : Sleep in teenage years [pdf]
Science of sleep : crossword activity [pdf]
Sleep diary activity instructions [pdf]
Sleep diary for teenagers - week one [pdf]
Sleep diary for teenagers - week two [pdf]
Sleep Clock [pdf]
World Sleep Day presentation slides - Ages 5-10 years [slides]
World Sleep Day Presentation slides - Ages 11 - 17 years [slides]
World Sleep Day teacher notes - Ages 5-10 years [pdf]
World Sleep Day teacher notes - Ages 11-18 [pdf]

Please note: this material is to be used for the sole purpose of providing education and increasing awareness of sleep health in children and adolescents. Reproduction of the materials for any purpose other than as stated above is strictly prohibited without express permission from the Sleep Health Foundation.

Infant Sleep eLearning Program

Sleep problems affect more than a third of infants—health professionals can now learn how to support families in managing this common challenge with the new Infant Sleep eLearning Program.
The Centre for Community Child Health at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has led a decade of infant sleep research and found techniques that are safe and effective to use in babies aged 6-18 months.
This program will teach you two techniques and how to manage common problems such as night feeds and dummies. It provides fact sheets in eight languages to support you and the families you work with during these often challenging times.
This program is accredited for 2 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners points: Number 908.
The Infant Sleep eLearning Program was developed by infant sleep experts at the Centre for Community Child Health with the support of the Sleep Health Foundation and Gandel Philanthropy.
Duration: Approximately one hour
Cost: $50