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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 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 »

Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school
Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A child who soothes themselves back to sleep from an early age adjusts to school more easily than those who don’t, new QUT research has found. The Australian study revealed 1 in 3 children have escalating problems sleeping across birth to five ... Read More »

Light exposure and kids’ weight
Light exposure and kids’ weight (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

A world-first study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journal PLOS ONE. PhD student Cassandra Pattinson and colleagues Simon Smith, Alicia Allan, Sally Staton and Karen Thorpe studied ... Read More »

Parents warned to get kids to bed early
Parents warned to get kids to bed early (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Children who get to sleep early are more likely to have better health and happier mums, according to research from the Institute that reveals the true importance of bedtime. Research presented at the Australasian conference Sleep DownUnder 2015 in Melbourne ... Read More »

 
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