For Children & Teenagers with Sleep Difficulties
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Sleep Education

One of the first steps in improving your child’s sleep is to understand typical sleep.

  • There are developmental changes in sleep patterns over our life span.

  • There is a gradual reduction in the amount of daily sleep from babies to older adults but considerable variation.

  • The sleep-wake pattern is circadian rhythm that needs to be reset every 24 hours and linked to a neuro-hormone, known as melatonin.

  • Sleep cycles through the night between the sleep stages of light and deep sleep (Non Rapid Eye Movement) and dream sleep (Rapid Eye Movement).

  • Lack of adequate sleep impacts on our emotional wellbeing, learning, behaviour, sensory processing and physical co-ordination.

  • There are many factors related to the child, family and environment that can impact on sleep.