children sleep

Toddler bedtime can switch on snooze
Toddler bedtime can switch on snooze (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Bedtime fading offers a strong solution to curb toddler bedtime tantrums and promote significant improvements in sleep patterns, research by Flinders University sleep experts has found. Toddler sleep disruption is a significant problem, with studies showing that sleep difficulties affect ... Read More »

Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents
Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity. Research at the University of Warwick has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of ... Read More »

Caffeine and kids: The no-go combo that’s keeping kids awake
Caffeine and kids: The no-go combo that’s keeping kids awake (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of South Australia researchers is calling for parents and clinicians to take stock of children’s diets following new research that shows a causal relationship between primary-aged children’s caffeine intake, poor sleep and difficult daytime behaviour. The study, published in the Journal ... Read More »

Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children
Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New National Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary time and sleep for young children were launched on 21st November by the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, at Parliament House in Canberra. University of Wollongong (UOW) early childhood ... Read More »

Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens
Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With their brains, sleep patterns, and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time, according to a sweeping review of the literature published in the journal Pediatrics.  “The vast majority of studies ... Read More »

Children’s sleep quality linked to mothers’ insomnia
Children’s sleep quality linked to mothers’ insomnia (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children sleep more poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms – potentially affecting their mental wellbeing and development – according to new research by the University of Warwick and the University of Basel. Nearly 200 school kids and their ... Read More »

Insufficient sleep in early childhood may lead to cognitive, behavioural problems in later years
Insufficient sleep in early childhood may lead to cognitive, behavioural problems in later years (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital paediatrician finds that children ages 3 to 7 who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in mid-childhood.  Reported online in the ... Read More »

Sleep, baby, sleep
Sleep, baby, sleep (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Families around the world had their dream questions answered as part of a global Facebook forum to mark Baby Sleep Day. Flinders University child sleep psychologist, Associate Professor Michael Gradisar, helped kickstart the Pediatric Sleep Council social media Q&A session, on 1 March. ... Read More »

Early preschool bedtimes cut risk of obesity later on
Early preschool bedtimes cut risk of obesity later on (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Preschoolers who are regularly tucked into bed by 8 p.m. are far less likely to become obese teenagers than young children who go to sleep later in the evening, new research has found. Bedtimes after 9 p.m. appeared to double ... Read More »

Children with ADHD sleep both poorly and less
Children with ADHD sleep both poorly and less (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A new study from Aarhus University has now documented that there is some truth to the claim by parents of children with ADHD that their children have more difficulty falling asleep and that they sleep more poorly than other children. ... Read More »

 
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